Andres Blanco 3B PHI 1 month 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 3B PHI 2 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 3B PHI 6 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 3B PHI 7 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 3B PHI 7 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 3B PHI 9 months 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.

Andres Blanco 3B PHI 9 months ago

Blanco is getting a start at second base Monday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Chase Utley has the day off which gives Blanco a rare opportunity to get some at-bats. This is just his fifth start since joining the Phillies in late-June. He will continue to be used sparingly moving forward.

Andres Blanco 3B PHI 11 months ago

Phillies purchased the contract of INF Andres Blanco from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Blanco has spent all season at Lehigh Valley, batting .241/.314/.285 over 45 games. The 30-year-old hasn't played in a major league game since 2011.

Andres Blanco 3B PHI 1 year ago

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said Tuesday that Andres Blanco may travel to Philadelphia this weekend for the team's final exhibition games.

In other words, the Phillies are considering him as a possible backup shortstop. Reid Brignac and Cesar Hernandez are the alternatives.

Andres Blanco 3B PHI 1 year ago

Phillies reassigned INF Andres Blanco, RHP Ken Giles and LHP Cesar Jimenez to minor league camp.

Still just 29-years-old, Blanco hasn't appeared in the big leagues since the 2011 season when he was a member of the Rangers. He'll continue to function as organizational depth in the minor leagues.