Andres Blanco
IF PHI
1 month ago

Blanco became a free agent Thursday, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco has been a valuable reserve for the Phillies the past three seasons. He hit .253/.316/.405 with four homers in 190 at-bats and played all four infield positions plus left field last season. The Phillies are expected to have interest in bringing Blanco back this winter.

Andres Blanco
IF PHI
3 months ago

Blanco is out of the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Pirate

EDGE Analysis

Blanco had taken place of Maikel Franco (thumb) at third base over the last five games, but Franco's return to the fold will likely push Blanco back to a bench role. He should once again take on a position as a utility infielder.

Andres Blanco
IF PHI
3 months ago

Blanco (finger) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

He has been sidelined since July 24, but with rosters expanding, the Phillies were able to activate him without needing a corresponding move. As expected, Blanco has been unable to match last year's surprising production (.292/.360/.502). He has settled into a utility infielder role, and should see occassional work all over the dirt in the season's final month.

Andres Blanco
IF PHI
3 months ago

Blanco will hit off a tee Monday, Jack McCaffery of the Delaware County Daily Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it's promising that Blanco is set to begin hitting, there's still uncertainty as to whether or not he'll need a rehab assignment. Before being placed on the DL on July 25, Blanco had put together a .271/.321/.445 line over 75 games.

Andres Blanco
IF PHI
3 months ago

Blanco had a pin removed from his fractured left index finger, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Pete Mackanin said he believes Blanco could return to the Phillies around Sept. 1. He'll return to a utility role once he rejoins the team.

Andres Blanco
IF PHI
4 months ago

Blanco (finger) is expected to return in the first week of September, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco has been sidelined since fracturing his finger in late July. He will return to a utility role once he comes off the disabled list.

Andres Blanco
IF PHI
4 months ago

Blanco expects to have the pin removed from his injured finger in about two weeks, Meghan Montemurro of the Wilmington News Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco, who broke his finger on July 27, will have a more firm schedule after seeing a doctor Monday. He said he expects to return to action before the end of the regular season.

Andres Blanco
IF PHI
4 months ago

Blanco will have a pin inserted into his broken left index finger during surgery on Wednesday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco, who was placed on the disabled list Monday, suffered the injury making a tag play at third base Sunday. He is expected to miss at least six weeks. Taylor Featherston was called up to assume Blanco's utility role with the Phillies.

Andres Blanco
IF PHI
4 months ago

Blanco (hand) was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco has been a solid utility man for the Phillies this season, hitting .271/.321/.445 with four home runs, 21 RBI and 23 runs through 75 games while logging innings at first base, second base, third base, shortstop, and left field. The 32-year-old has pretty wide splits, however, posting a .282 average in 124 at-bats against right-handed pitching and a .226 average in 31 at-bats against southpaws, meaning he will likely continue to see most of his action against righties upon returning from the DL.

Andres Blanco
IF PHI
4 months ago

Blanco exited Sunday's game against the Pirates with a broken index finger and is expected to land on the disabled list, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given the nature of the injury, the 32-ywear-old infielder will almost certainly miss more than the minimum 15 days because of it. Taylor Featherston, who was not in Sunday's Triple-A lineup, appears the likely candidate for recall prior to Monday's game against the Marlins.