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Jeff Bianchi | Shortstop

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox signed SS Jeff Bianchi to a minor league contract.
Bianchi's contract includes an invite to major league camp. The 28-year-old utility infielder can't hit -- hide your eyes; he's a .216/.251/.283 career batter -- but can essentially play all over the diamond defensively. That makes him a nice stash at Triple-A, and Bianchi has a real chance to break camp with the club if it unloads projected bench players such as Allen Craig, Brock Holt and Daniel Nava via trade. Jan 5 - 4:49 PM

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Jeff Bianchi has elected to become a free agent.

Bianchi was outrighted off the Brewers' 40-man roster on October 8. He had the option of accepting an assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs, but the 28-year-old utility infielder will instead look to catch on with a new team. He's a .216/.251/.283 career hitter.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Brewers sent SS Jeff Bianchi outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Bianchi doesn't have much upside, batting .171/.203/.186 in 2014. He should still get a shot to make the team out of spring despite being removed from the 40-man roster.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 10:30:00 PM

Brewers activated INF Jeff Bianchi from the 60-day disabled list.

The 27-year-old utility infielder is extremely limited offensively, hitting just .171/.203/.186 with six RBI in 70 at-bats for the Brewers in 2014. He's not even worth rostering in NL-only formats.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 08:35:00 AM

Brewers transferred INF Jeff Bianchi to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a roster spot for Matt Pagnozzi, who will join the Brewers as an emergency catcher. Bianchi remains out indefinitely with a right elbow strain.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:27:00 AM

Brewers placed INF Jeff Bianchi on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.

The injury comes with poor timing for Bianchi, who was in line for an uptick in playing time with starting shortstop Jean Segura mourning the death of his nine-month-old son. Elian Herrera will help out at short for Milwaukee.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 03:36:00 PM

Jeff Bianchi is not in Sunday's lineup due to a sore right elbow.

Elian Herrera is making his first big league start at shortstop in Bianchi's place. Bianchi should be fine after the All-Star break.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 01:23:00 PM

Brewers purchased the contract of INF Jeff Bianchi from Triple-A Nashville.

Bianchi has hit only .145 with a .318 OPS in 21 games for the Brewers this season, but he does give them some defensive versatility. He hit .276/.314/.418 during his time at Nashville.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 11:48:00 AM

Brewers sent INF Jeff Bianchi outright to Triple-A Nashville.

Bianchi was batting just .145 with a .318 OPS in 21 games for the Brewers. The 27-year-old infielder can either accept the outright assignment or become a free agent. Either way, he is now off Milwaukee's 40-man roster.
Sat, May 24, 2014 07:49:00 PM

Brewers activated INF Jeff Bianchi from the 15-day disabled list.

Bianchi has been out since the end of spring training with left hip bursitis. He hit .188/.230/.348 in 76 plate appearances last season and carries no fantasy relevance.
Thu, May 2, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Jeff Bianchi (hip) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Double-A Huntsville.

Bianchi missed most of the Cactus League schedule due to the injury. The 26-year-old is out of options, so the Brewers will have to add him to the major league roster or expose him to waivers at the end of his rehab assignment.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 05:07:00 PM

‪Brewers placed INF Jeff Bianchi on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with left hip bursitis.

The injury has limited Bianchi to just seven games this spring. He's out of options, so the Brewers will either have to add him to the major league roster or expose him to waivers once he's back to full health.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 01:09:00 PM

Jeff Bianchi will not play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic due to a left groin strain.

The issue cropped up on Saturday. Bianchi was set to be Italy's starting shortstop, so it's a disappointing blow, but he's going to focus on getting daily treatment in camp.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:22:00 AM

Jeff Bianchi blasted a three-run homer, the first of his MLB career, powering the Brewers to a 4-1 victory over the Cubs in Chicago on Tuesday.

Bianchi finished the night 1-for-3 with the critical blast off Travis Wood in the third inning. The 25-year-old infielder isn't considered a top prospect and shouldn't be owned in most fantasy leagues. He's hitting .227 with a homer and four RBI through his first 22 at-bats.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 11:03:00 PM

Brewers recalled INF Jeff Bianchi from Triple-A Nashville.

Bianchi will provide infield depth as a utility infielder, and isn't considered a highly-rated prospect. Mike McClendon was optioned in a corresponding move.
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 10:02:00 AM

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PosRoleName
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2Sandy Leon
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
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PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Anthony Varvaro
7Alexi Ogando
8Brandon Workman