Andres Blanco 2B PHI 23 Days

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 2B PHI 1 Month

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.

Andres Blanco 2B PHI 5 Months

Phillies signed INF Andres Blanco to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Blanco batted .235/.301/.346 with 10 homers in 2012 for the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate, but Philadelphia released him this past February. Blanco didn't pick up a contract from a different organization in 2013, so he's decided to re-join his former team.

Andres Blanco 2B PHI Feb 22 '13

Phillies released INF Andres Blanco.

Blanco batted .235/.301/.346 with 10 homers last season for the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate. He'll catch on somewhere else as minor league depth.

Andres Blanco 2B PHI Mar 31 '12

Phillies signed INF Andres Blanco to a minor league contract.

Andres Blanco 2B PHI Mar 30 '12

Andres Blanco is expected to opt out of his minor league contract with the Nationals.

The veteran infielder failed to win an Opening Day roster spot and evidently thinks he'll find a better situation elsewhere. He batted just .224/.263/.342 over 82 plate appearances with the Rangers last season.

Andres Blanco 2B PHI Mar 29 '12

Nationals reassigned INF Andres Blanco to minor league camp.

This latest series of cuts means that Stephen Lombardozzi is all but guaranteed a spot on the Opening Day roster. Blanco, a non-roster invitee, had just two hits in 32 at-bats (.063) this spring. He has an out-clause in his minor league contract and Nationals' manager Davey Johnson suspects that the Phillies could have interest.

Andres Blanco 2B PHI Mar 08 '12

Andres Blanco is scheduled to undergo a procedure Thursday to address an ear infection.

The issue shouldn't keep Blanco off the field for long. The 27-year-old is in the mix for a reserve infielder job this spring after batting .224/.263/.342 over 82 plate appearances with the Rangers last season.

Andres Blanco 2B PHI Dec 16 '11

Nationals signed INF Andres Blanco to a minor league contract.

The deal also includes a spring training invite. Blanco, 27, batted just .224/.263/.342 over 82 plate appearances with the Rangers this season while also dealing with a nagging lower back injury. He'll compete for a utility infield job.

Andres Blanco 2B PHI Nov 04 '11

Andres Blanco has elected free agency.

Blanco posted an ugly .224/.263/.342 batting line in 82 major league plate appearances this season. He'll look to latch on somewhere on a minor league contract.