Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF 19 Days

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.

Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF Aug 25 '12

Gregor Blanco hit a pinch-hit two-run double in a losing effort against the Braves on Saturday.

Blanco came off the bench in this one, but has seen a recent increase in playing time due to Melky Cabrera's suspension. He's hitting just .241 on the year with five homers and 31 RBI, but he has also stolen 19 bases. The 28-year-old is worth a look as a speed option over the final six weeks of the season.

Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF Aug 15 '12

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated after Wednesday's game that Gregor Blanco will likely see most of the playing time in left field following Melky Cabrera's suspension.

Blanco started Wednesday in Cabrera's place and got two hits, driving in one run. He's batting just .236/.331/.346 on the year but does have 19 steals, so he could churn out some value in deeper leagues. It's possible the Giants could look for help outside the organization.

Gregor Blanco LF/CF SF Aug 01 '12

Gregor Blanco went 0-for-3 with a walk Tuesday, dropping his average to .242.

The slumping Blanco figures to lose much of his playing time to Hunter Pence, or at least once Angel Pagan is over his bruised fingers. Blanco hit just .196 in 61 at-bats for the month of July.