Thursday, May 15, 2014

Yangervis Solarte executes Puig-like bat flip ... after a walk (GIF)

During Wednesday night's game against the Mets, Yangervis Solarte may have just dethroned Yasiel Puig as the King of Ill-Timed Bat Flips.

The red-hot Yankees infielder's second-inning bat flip gets a 10 for technicality — but too bad it came after a walk:

And good for him.

Solarte — who bounced around in the minors from 2005 through 2013 and was signed by the Yankees as little more than an afterthought last January — now leads the American League in batting.

After his solo homer in the 4th, Solarte toned down his act and humbly took a knee:

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