If Solarte's name seems familiar it's because he was with the Rangers last season, competing in spring training for the utility infield job. The 25-year-old ended up in Triple-A Round Rock, hitting .288 with 28 doubles, 11 homers and 54 RBIs in 130 games. He's a switch-hitter and played first base, second base, third base and left field in the minors in 2012.
The 26-year-old Balester made 11 bullpen appearances with the Tigers in 2012, going 2-0 with a 6.50 ERA (18 innings). He has pitched in the big leagues the past five seasons (mostly with Washington) and is 7-16 with a 5.30 ERA in those games (73 appearances, 22 starts). He was 1-1 with a 3.64 ERA as a reliever in Triple-A Toledo last season.