SAN DIEGO (AP) Yangervis Solarte has rejoined the San Diego Padres a week after his wife, Yuliett, died due to complications of cancer at age 31. Manager Andy Green says the third baseman will start Sunday in the finale of a four-game series against San Francisco. Green says ''it's good to see'' Solarte and that ''we're thrilled to have him back.'' Solarte says he appreciates the support from the Padres during his ordeal. He says he was surprised to see team officials at services for Yuliett in Miami, and that ''my wife would have liked to see that and I think she's happy in the sky, looking down and knowing that happened.'' Solarte's three daughters and mother are with him in San Diego.
I don’t think the guy who was heckling San Diego Padres outfielder Alex Dickerson at a Washington Nationals game this summer actually knew Dickerson’s mother, but he did hint at a certain familiarity. “I got your mother’s phone number, Dickerson,” the man shouted. “I left your mother satisfied last night, Dickerson!” The abuse had ratcheted up over the course of the game, starting with the relatively tame, “Don’t drop the ball, Dickerson” anytime anything was hit toward the left-fielder, then climbing in intensity until it sounded like maybe the man wanted to be Dickerson’s stepfather. The heckler was part of a trio sitting about three rows up from the field, in Section 110. We were a couple
After dislocating his pinky finger, Brandon Crawford is back at shortstop vs. the Padres while Kelby Tomlinson is being rewarded and bumped up. San Francisco Giants (82-73) 1. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B 2. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 2B 3. Buster Posey (R) 1B 4. Hunter Pence (R) RF 5. Gorkys Hernandez (R) CF 6. Angel Pagan (S) LF 7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS 8. Trevor Brown (R) C 9. Ty Blach (L) P San Diego Padres (65-90) 1. Manuel Margot (R) CF 2. Wil Myers (R) 1B 3. Yangervis Solarte (S) 3B 4. Alex Dickerson (L) LF 5. Adam Rosales (R) SS 6. Ryan Schimpf (L) 2B 7. Austin Hedges (R) C 8. Clayton Richard (L) P 9. Travis Jankowski (L) RF