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Hot-hitting Solano recalled; Brown optioned

Hot-hitting Solano recalled; Brown optioned

Hot-hitting Solano recalled; Brown optioned

MIAMI -- On June 10, Donovan Solano was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. A few weeks later, the 25-year-old is headed back in the big leagues.

Solano has hit .379 (25-for-66) with two homers in 17 games with Triple-A New Orleans. Miami optioned outfielder Jordan Brown to New Orleans to make room for Solano on the 25-man roster. Brown went 1-for-9 in his latest stint with the club and is 3-for-15 in the Majors this season.

Solano had been on a tear in the Minors since he was activated from the disabled list on June 10. A versatile defender, Solano missed a month with an intercostal strain and his replacement, Derek Dietrich, flourished in his place.

The Marlins elected to keep Dietrich over Solano once Solano was healthy, as Dietrich was batting .223 with five homers and 13 RBIs through June 10.

But Solano's hot hitting in the Minors could not be ignored, and the 25-year-old will join the Marlins in Atlanta on Tuesday for the beginning of a three-game series against the Braves.

David Villavicencio is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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