New Toronto Blue Jays player has the best dance moves
Whether you follow the Blue Jays or just wear their logo on your fitted hats and stuff, everyone in Toronto should be proud of our city's latest MLB acquisition.
Yangervis Solarte is everything a sports franchise could ask for and more, especially in the absence of retired former shortstop Munenori Kawasaki, the most charming baseball player of all time (or at least my time.)
Toronto acquired Solarte earlier this year from the San Diego Padres in exchange for prospects Edward Olivares and Jared Carkuff.
The 30-year-old Venezuelan infielder made his debut with the New York Yankees in 2014. In 2016, he was awarded the Tony Conigliaro Award for his on-field achievements while overcoming personal tragedy after his wife died of cancer at 31.
Solarte, a single father to three young daughters, is already said to be "proving his worth to the Blue Jays" with his versatility and "ability to contribute to the level of a starter on offence."
Come for Pillar stealing home - his third base of the inning! - but stay for Solarte's happy dance of joy. https://t.co/8VoMGN03xH— Ryan McNutt (@RyanMcNutt) March 31, 2018
It was (and is) his sideline dancing that has Twitter all riled up, though. I mean, look at him. Look at how much fun he is.
Don't worry, guys, we've got that new Solarte GIF coming.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 3, 2018
In the meantime... it's 3-2 for the home side! pic.twitter.com/C791OAPqvz
"Watching Solarte dance after every home run is everything Blue Jays fans deserve," tweeted one fan yesterday.
"I'm already in love with Solarte's dance moves and energy out on the field," tweeted another "He's already a Blue Jays fan favourite."
Teammate Marcus Stroman also showed that he's a fan last night by retweeting a Solarte dance GIF with the words "Secccccyyyyy." His tweet was punctuated by a dancing man emoji.
Creeping further back into Solarte's career, one can find evidence that his fellow Padres players loved the dance moves too.
The Blue Jays clearly know what they've got going here in terms of internet juice, as evidenced by all the Solarte GIFs they've been pumping out on Twitter.
Welcome to Toronto, Yangervis. You're already a local hero.
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