Sammy Solis, Relief Pitcher, Washington Nationals, #36
Date of Birth: 8/10/1988
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
College: University of San Diego
Sammy Solis, relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals, was first drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 but he opted instead to play for the University of San Diego. Three years later, he was drafted by the Nationals. He pitched in the Nationals' minor league system in 2010 and 2011. He had Tommy John surgery in March, 2012, and he missed the entire 2012 season. He pitched in the minors again in 2013 and 2014.
Solis split his time in 2015 between the majors and the minors. He pitched in 18 games with the Nationals and he had a 3.38 ERA in 18 games.
Solis spent time on the DL in 2016 with knee inflammation. He finished the regular season with 2 wins and 4 losses, 47 strikeouts to 21 walks, and a 2.41 ERA in 41.0 innings in 37 games with the Nationals. In the postseason, he pitched 4.2 innings in 5 games and he gave up 3 hits and 1 run. He struck out 2 batters and walked 2 and he had a 1.93 ERA.