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Andres Blanco | Second Baseman | #4

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 196
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / KC
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Phillies re-signed INF Andres Blanco to a one-year, $3 million contract.
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported the contract terms. Blanco has been very productive in a utility role over the past three seasons, putting up a .274/.337/.457 batting line in 523 plate appearances while seeing time all over the infield. Wed, Dec 14, 2016 02:51:00 PM

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Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies have re-signed infielder Andres Blanco to a one-year, $3 million contract.

Blanco, who turns 33 in April, has posted a solid .274/.337/.457 batting line in 523 plate appearances over the last three seasons with the Phillies. He'll be back in a utility role in 2017.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 01:58:00 PM

Phillies activated INF Andres Blanco from the 15-day disabled list.

Blanco might not be available right away, as he just resumed baseball activities less than a week ago. However, there's no harm with rosters expanded in going ahead and activating him.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 02:23:00 PM

Andres Blanco (finger) is not expected to be ready to return when roster expand on September 1.

Five weeks removed from surgery to repair a fractured left index finger, Blanco took infield Saturday and will hit off a tee Monday. It would appear he's still at least another week away from a return.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Andres Blanco expects to have the pin removed from his fractured left index finger in two weeks.

Blanco is one week removed from surgery to repair the fracture. He's expected back the first week of September. He is batting .271/.321/.445 in 168 plate appearances this season for the Phillies.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 11:26:00 AM

Andres Blanco will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a fractured left index finger.

Blanco suffered the injury on a slide into third base on Sunday. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is optimistic that he could be back in six weeks.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Phillies placed INF Andres Blanco on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left index finger.

Blanco suffered the injury Sunday in the Phillies' loss to the Pirates when Gregory Polanco slid into his hand at third base in the bottom of the fifth inning. Blanco could very well be done for the season.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 02:32:00 PM

Andres Blanco will be placed on the disabled list after being diagnosed with a fractured left index finger on Sunday.

Blanco suffered the injury when he was spiked. It's unclear at this point how long the utility infielder might be sidelined.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Andres Blanco went 3-for-4 and hit his third homer Wednesday against the Twins.

Blanco had been in a five-week slump that dropped his OPS from .952 on May 14 to a more appropriate .722 entering tonight's affair. Still, he's been a really nice utilityman for the Phillies this last year and a half, and some contender might try to add him next month.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 12:18:00 AM

Andres Blanco blasted a three-run homer on Friday, powering the Phillies to a 6-3 victory over the visiting Brewers.

Blanco's three-run shot was the dagger in the side of Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson in the fourth inning and capped off the Phillies' scoring in the contest. It was his lone hit in four at-bats in the game, but proved to be the difference maker. For the season, Blanco is now hitting .270/.333/.486 with a pair of homers and 11 RBI.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Andres Blanco hit a go-ahead RBI double in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Marlins.

The Phillies entered the eighth trailing 5-4, but in that frame, they would tie the contest up on an RBI double off the bat of Tyler Goeddel before Blanco came through with a run-scoring two-bagger of his own off reliever David Phelps. In 37 at-bats, the 32-year-old first baseman is slashing .324/.390/.595. He doesn't see enough at-bats to make for a true fantasy option.
Sun, May 8, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Andres Blanco went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's victory over the Nationals.

Blanco's shot to right-center field off of Scherzer in the first inning put the Phillies out in front early, and they went back ahead on a Maikel Franco RBI double in the seventh. Blanco has quietly been a pretty productive extra guy for the Phillies the last few years and is off to a .346/.433/.577 start this season.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 11:20:00 PM

Andrew Blanco went 2-for-4 with a grand slam to lead the Phillies to an 8-4 win over the Astros on Wednesday.

Blanco outhit Ryan Howard last year, and he's done so again this spring. Maybe he should be the Phillies' first baseman. But, unfortunately, not everyone capable of outhitting Ryan Howard can serve as the Phillies' first baseman.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 05:29:00 PM

The Phillies hope Andres Blanco (shoulder) will be ready to play on Monday.

Blanco has been battling a sore shoulder so far in camp. It doesn't seem to be a big issue, though, as the utility player appears to be nearing game action.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 09:26:00 AM

Phillies and INF Andres Blanco avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.45 million contract.

Blanco hit well across 233 at-bats with the Phillies in 2015, slashing .292/.360/.502 with seven homers and 25 RBI. While those numbers might be a little fluky -- he's a career .266/.317/.385 hitter -- they were good enough to secure him a roster spot for the coming season. Blanco turns 32 years old in April.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 05:29:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
3Jorge Alfaro
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Rhys Hoskins
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Nick Williams
2Daniel Nava
3Hyun Soo Kim
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Cameron Perkins
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Nola
2Jerad Eickhoff
3Vince Velasquez
4Zach Eflin
5Ben Lively
6Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Neris
2Luis Garcia
3Adam Morgan
4Casey Fien
5Hoby Milner
6Edubray Ramos
7Ricardo Pinto
8Jesen Therrien
9Mark Leiter