15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
4 days 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
5 days 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
6 days 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
6 days 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
7 days 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
1 month 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.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
1 month ago

Blanco is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco drew the start Saturday against lefty Madison Bumgarner, going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the victory. He'll get rewarded with a day off, giving way to Cesar Hernandez at second base.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
1 month ago

Blanco went 3-for-4 with a home runs and two RBI in a 6-5 loss to the Twins on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco has made five straight starts for the Phillies as manager Pete Mackanin looks for more offense from his middle infield spots. Cesar Hernandez has lost the most playing time to Blanco of late, but Mackanin recently said that he hasn't given up on Hernandez yet. Blanco may see some additional starts in the short term while Hernandez works on some adjustments the Phillies want him to make at the plate.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
1 month ago

Blanco will bat leadoff Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco moved up to the three-spot in the order Saturday, and he'll now get a chance to start things off for the Phillies. The infielder and his .324 OBP will get the start over Cesar Hernandez for the second straight contest.

15DAndres Blanco
IF/DH PHI
2 months ago

Blanco is in the lineup and batting third for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Matt Gelb of the Philly Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The utility man will get the nod at third base in order to give Maikel Franco a night off to rest. The Venezuelan has struggled over the past month, hitting just .214 with one home run and five RBI over the course of 21 games.