Cory Spangenberg

Padres trade Yangervis Solarte to Blue Jays; Craig Stammen, Kazuhisa Makita officially signed

Padres trade Yangervis Solarte to Blue Jays; Craig Stammen, Kazuhisa Makita officially signed

Yangervis Solarte stood inside the visiting clubhouse at AT&T Park in late September, and even though the Padres were on the road, the infielder felt at home. Over the past three years, he had worn the same uniform and played in front of the same supporters. He had experienced unprecedented success and heart-rending tragedy. He also was unsure how much longer his tenure would last.

“I want to stay here, I want to be here,” Solarte said, “but if they decide to trade me, I would just be thankful for the opportunity they’ve given me.”

The Padres relinquished the fan favorite on Saturday, dealing Solarte to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfield prospect Edward...

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