Gregor Blanco OF/DH SF 22 hours ago

Blanco (hip) is in the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

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Blanco had missed two ...

Gregor Blanco OF/DH SF 3 days ago

Blanco (hip) was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup, Andrew Baggarly of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Gregor Blanco OF/DH SF 2 months ago

Blanco is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

Blanco continues to serve as the primary left fielder for the Giants, but he's been scuffling lately. Brandon Belt will move to left field Sunday, while Posey will come out from behind the plate to play first, and Andrew Susac will catch.

Gregor Blanco OF/DH SF 2 months ago

Blanco batted leadoff and went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season Friday.

Blanco continues to see regular playing time with both Nori Aoki (leg) and Hunter Pence (arm) sidelined. He has deeper league value due to his speed and ability to get on base (.384 OBP), but Blanco will occasionally go yard like he did Friday.

Gregor Blanco OF/DH SF 2 months ago

Blanco will bat leadoff Friday against the Rockies.

Angel Pagan was scratched from the lineup, opening the door for Blanco to move up for his eighth start atop the order this season. Blanco has been very good in his previous seven starts in the leadoff spot, going 12-for-29 (.414 average) with four doubles, a homer and eight runs scored.

Gregor Blanco OF/DH SF 2 months ago

Blanco batted leadoff and went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

With news that Nori Aoki (leg) will miss a minimum of two weeks, Blanco should see an everyday role batting leadoff for the Giants. With a .283/.361/.417 slash line coupled with his ability to swipe bags, Blanco should have deep league value while Aoki is sidelined.

Gregor Blanco OF/DH SF 2 months ago

Blanco returned from the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday and went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against the Dodgers.

It was the first time the 31-year-old had taken the field since Jun. 7, but he showed no signs of rust and was able to contribute to the Giants' win. Blanco is likely to platoon with Justin Maxwell in right field until Hunter Pence returns from the disabled list.

Gregor Blanco OF/DH SF 2 months ago

Blanco (concussion) is in the lineup Friday and will bat eighth for the Giants against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Blanco has been sidelined with a concussion for over a week, but it was announced earlier Friday that he would be activated from the disabled list. It now appears the move is official, as he'll slot back in right field for the Giants. Jarrett Parker appears to be the odd man out, as his name was not present on the lineup card.

Gregor Blanco OF/DH SF 2 months ago

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Blanco (concussion) will be activated from the disabled list Friday, Andrew Baggarly of the Bay Area News Group reports.

It seems the Giants have taken a cautious approach, as Blanco went through a full workout Tuesday and was previously a candidate to be activated Wednesday or Thursday. With Hunter Pence (wrist) likely out for at least the rest of June, Blanco and Justin Maxwell figure to get most of the playing time in right field.

Gregor Blanco OF/DH SF 2 months ago

Blanco (concussion) could return Thursday if he makes it through Wednesday's pregame activity without issue, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

It seems Blanco has almost completely shaken the cobwebs after suffering a concussion earlier this month, but the Giants want to be sure his symptoms won't resurface. Look for Blanco to take on a prominent role in right field upon his return, perhaps platooning with Justin Maxwell until Hunter Pence (wrist) is ready to go.