Andres Blanco 2B/SS/3B/DH PHI 2 months ago

Blanco started at first base Saturday and went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Darin Ruf got a start in left and Blanco was at first in place of Ryan Howard as the Phillies stacked their lineup with right handed hitters against lefty Alex Wood. It was Blanco's first career start at first base. He will continue to see limited action in a reserve role for Phils.

Andres Blanco 2B/SS/3B/DH PHI 2 months ago

Getting a start with Ryan Howard DHing, Blanco went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored.

Blanco is on a bit of a hot stretch, launching a pinch-hit three-run home run Sunday before his start Tuesday. Blanco is hitting .281 with nine RBI in 57 at-bats this season.

Andres Blanco 2B/SS/3B/DH PHI 2 months ago

Blanco hit a pinch-hit three-run home run Sunday in the Phillies win over St. Louis.

It was his only at-bat in the contest and staked the Phillies an eight run lead at that point. Blanco has been serviceable in limited time this season, hitting .264/.328/.491 in 53 at-bats.

Andres Blanco 2B/SS/3B/DH PHI 3 months ago

Blanco took ground balls at first base on Monday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The Phillies are without a true backup first basemen after sending Darin Ruf to the minors this weekend. Blanco or Chase Utley could see time at first when the Phillies want to give Ryan Howard a day off.

Andres Blanco 2B/SS/3B/DH PHI 5 months ago

Blanco is the likely candidate to be demoted to Triple-A when Domonic Brown comes off the disabled list, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Brown could be off the disabled list within a week. Blanco has made two starts for the Phillies this season and is 3-for-9 in five games.

Andres Blanco 2B/SS/3B/DH PHI 5 months ago

Blanco's contract was selected by the Phillies on Sunday,'s Todd Zolecki reports.

Blanco was brought on as a non-roster invite, but earned a spot as a reserve infielder after going 11-for-52 at this dish this spring. He'll likely see fleeting reps as the primary backup to Freddy Galvis.

Andres Blanco 2B/SS/3B/DH PHI 10 months ago

Blanco signed a minor league deal with the Phillies on Thursday, Jim Salisbury of CSN reports. The deal includes a spring training invitation.

Blanco, who was outrighted by the Phillies in October and ended up declining his assignment, instead electing for free agency. He'll return to the Phillies as a non-roster invite and will likely end up back at Triple-A, where he spent the majority of last season. The 30-year-old appeared in 25 games for the big league club, hitting a respectable .277/.306/.447 with three RBI.

Andres Blanco 2B/SS/3B/DH PHI 10 months ago

Blanco denied his assignment to the minors Saturday in favor of free agency, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

Blanco played the majority of last season in Triple-A, though he only played in 70 total games last season. With the Phillies, the 30-year-old hit .277/.306/.447 with a home run and three RBI over 25 games. He will take his chances in the open market this offseason.

Andres Blanco 2B/SS/3B/DH PHI 11 months ago

Blanco was outrighted off the Phillies 40-man roster, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.

Blanco made his big league return this season after being out of the majors since 2011, playing in 25 games for the Phillies. He hit .277, but he'll start the offseason off the major league roster.

Andres Blanco 2B/SS/3B/DH PHI 1 year ago

Blanco went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Monday against the Mariners.

Blanco had been out of the majors since 2011 until the Phillies called him up to provide infield depth. Although he hit a home run Monday, he only has four for his entire career and doesn't figure to provide much offense overall.