Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF 2 Days

Blanco was 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in San Francisco's win over Colorado on Thursday afternoon.

He has just three dingers on the season, but two of those have come over the last four days. He's providing a little spark right now so the Giants will try to keep finding ways to get him into the lineup, but if he cools off, he'll likely return to his role as a fourth outfielder.

Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF 6 Days

Blanco went 2-for-5 with a double, a pair of runs scored, and his second home run of the season against the Nationals on Sunday.

Blanco was filling in for the banged up Angel Pagan (hamstring). While this was an encouraging effort from Blanco, he will return to his role on the bench when Pagan returns to the field Monday.

Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF 25 Days

Blanco went 1-for-4 with a run and a stolen base in Monday's win over the Mets.

Blanco has been seeing regular playing time while Angel Pagan (back) and Brandon Belt (concussion) have been sidelined. However, Belt has already returned to the field and Pagan is expected back in the next couple of days, so Blanco's run of regular playing time is likely coming to an end. His value was limited even as an everyday player, so he will become fantasy irrelevant in most leagues when he returns to being a fourth outfielder.

Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF 2 Months

Gregor Blanco went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

The Giants surely wish Blanco would have had a game like this when he was still hitting leadoff, but they'll take it from the No. 8 spot. The nice day elevates the outfielder's batting line this season to a still-horrid .236/.311/.303.

Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF Oct 05 '12

Gregor Blanco will be the Giants' starting left fielder for their playoff opener against the Reds on Saturday.

This news isn't terribly surprising as Blanco has gotten the call against most right-handed hurlers while Xavier Nady generally takes on southpaws. He hit just .244/.333/.344 with five homers and 34 RBI during the regular season.

Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF Sep 20 '12

Gregor Blanco (shoulder) finished 3-for-4 with two RBI in his return to the Giants' lineup Wednesday.

Blanco also stole a base, his 23rd in 26 tries this season. The fleet-footed outfielder had been out of the Giants' starting lineup for only a handful of days with a sore shoulder and should be fine going forward.

Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF Sep 20 '12

Gregor Blanco returned to action on Wednesday September 19.

Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF Sep 19 '12

Gregor Blanco (shoulder) doubled and scored a run as a pinch-hitter Tuesday night.

Blanco told reporters before the game that he was hoping to return to the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday, and he should now get his wish. He had been held out for the past couple of days with a sore left shoulder.

Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF Sep 17 '12

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he's hoping to have Gregor Blanco (shoulder) back in the lineup Wednesday.

Blanco reported improvement with his sore left shoulder Monday, but he's sitting out his second straight game and is expected to miss a third, as well. Xavier Nady is handling left field against Jhoulys Chacin and the Rockies.

Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF Sep 16 '12

Gregor Blanco is expected to miss at least a couple days with a sore left shoulder.

Blanco hurt himself during Saturday's game. At this point, he's not scheduled to undergo any tests, but the Giants think he needs some down time. Justin Christian is playing left field Sunday.