15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
15 hours 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.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
5 days 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.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
2 weeks 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.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
4 weeks 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.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
1 month 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.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
1 month 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.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
1 month 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.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
1 month ago

Before leaving the contest with a hand injury in the fifth inning, Blanco went 1-for-2 with a solo homer Sunday at the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco's fourth blast of the season gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead in the first inning of a losing effort. He's now hit safely in three straight contests, and he's slashing .271/.321/.445 on the year.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
1 month ago

Blanco went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two strikeouts in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco was starting at third base and hitting third in the order in place of Maikel Franco, who is day-to-day with a wrist injury. Blanco could make another start Sunday if Franco is not ready to return to the starting lineup.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
2 months ago

Blanco is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Matt Gelb of the Philly Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Blanco out, Cesar Hernandez will be starting at second base in Wednesday's game. Although Hernandez has been seeing a lot of time at second, Blanco will still get occasional starts around the infield as he's served as Philadelphia's utility man this season.