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Andres Blanco | Third Baseman

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Andres Blanco has elected free agency.
The 30-year-old infielder did a respectable job in a reserve role for the Phillies in 2014, slashing .277/.306/.447 with a homer and three RBI in his 47 at-bats. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal with a spring training invitation elsewhere. Nov 1 - 2:57 PM

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Phillies sent INF Andres Blanco outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

It's nothing more than a procedural move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for the Phillies. The 30-year-old infielder appeared in 25 games with the Phillies in 2014, slashing .277/.306/.447 with a homer and three RBI in 47 at-bats.
Oct 17 - 7:12 PM

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.
Jun 29 - 10:39 AM

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.
Mar 25 - 3:58 PM

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.
Mar 14 - 9:37 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 03:54:00 PM

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.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 02:22:00 PM

Phillies signed INF Andres Blanco to a minor league contract.

Blanco opted out of his contract with the Nationals after he failed to win an Opening Day roster spot and will provide infield depth for the Phillies with Chase Utley (knee) out indefinitely. Blanco batted just .224/.263/.342 over 82 plate appearances with the Rangers last season.
Sat, Mar 31, 2012 09:39:00 AM

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.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 03:51:00 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 10:38:00 AM

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.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 10:29:00 AM

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.
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 05:33:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 4, 2011 02:22:00 PM

Rangers sent INF Andres Blanco outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Blanco, 27, posted a rough .224/.263/.342 batting line in 82 major league plate appearances this season. He's now off the Rangers' 40-man roster.
Wed, Nov 2, 2011 04:12:00 PM

Andres Blanco (back) is not healthy enough to be added to the ALCS roster.

The stress fracture in Blanco's back is still bothering him, so the Rangers will likely stick with Esteban German as their utility infielder for the ALCS. "I still haven't proved I can swing from the left-side," Blanco said. "I probably won't be on the roster."
Fri, Oct 7, 2011 09:50:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
4Rene Garcia
5Koyie Hill
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
3Russ Canzler
2B1Chase Utley
2Cord Phelps
3Andres Blanco
4Odubel Herrera
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
4Chris Nelson
LF1Domonic Brown
2Grady Sizemore
3Xavier Paul
CF1Ben Revere
2Darin Mastroianni
3Brian Bogusevic
RF1Marlon Byrd
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Cliff Lee
3David Buchanan
4Jerome Williams
5Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Jake Diekman
3Ken Giles
4Mario Hollands
5Justin De Fratus
6Cesar Jimenez
7Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
8Luis Garcia
9Elvis Araujo
10Nefi Ogando
11Andy Oliver
12Paul Clemens