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Gregor Blanco | Outfielder | #5

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / ATL
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Gregor Blanco indicated that his right side is feeling much improved on Saturday.
He was removed from Thursday's game due to tightness in his side. The 33-year-old has struggled in Cactus League play, hitting just .225 with one stolen base in 40 at-bats. He needs all of the time possible to earn a reserve spot on the club's Opening Day roster. Mar 25 - 12:00 PM

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Gregor Blanco was scratched from Thursday's Cactus League game against the Cubs after experiencing tightness in his right side.

He'll be reevaluated on Friday. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo is calling him day-to-day. The 33-year-old has had a quiet spring, hitting just .225 with two RBI and one steal over 40 Cactus League at-bats. This injury obviously won't help Blanco's chances of making the Opening Day roster.
Mar 23 - 8:22 PM

Gregor Blanco went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Friday’s Cactus League game against the Mariners.

Blanco, a non-roster invitee, is among the possible alternatives assuming Yasmany Tomas (oblique) needs to begin the season on the disabled list. Jeremy Hazelbaker, who went 0-for-3 on Friday, is also in that mix. Blanco is hitting .242 (8-for-33) with a .718 OPS this spring.
Mar 17 - 9:01 PM

Diamondbacks signed OF Gregor Blanco to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Blanco struggled to find a good landing spot this winter after batting just .224/.309/.311 in 106 games last season with the Giants. Arizona's outfield depth chart is quite crowded, though Blanco does offer more defensive versatility than some of the other options. He'll fight for a backup job in Diamondbacks camp.
Jan 17 - 7:33 PM

Gregor Blanco thanked the Giants organization in a message posted to his personal Instagram page Tuesday.

"Thanks for everything San Francisco this is my home and always will be," read the message, which also included a collage of photographs. The 32-year-old outfielder is due to become a free agent five days after the World Series and it sounds like neither side is anticipating a return. Blanco batted just .224/.309/.311 with one home run and 18 RBI in 106 games this season for the Giants.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 04:57:00 PM

Gregor Blanco doubled in a run Saturday in the Giants’ loss to the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLDS.

Blanco had only one at-bat in this one, but he made the most of it. Pinch-hitting for Jeff Samardzija in the third inning, Blanco lofted a double into center field, scoring Joe Panik from second base. It was one of the few highlights for San Francisco as the Giants were outclassed by Cubs pitching for the second night in a row. They’ll have one more chance Monday when the series heads to AT&T Park for Game 3. That game will feature Madison Bumgarner against reigning Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 11:31:00 PM

Giants activated OF Gregor Blanco from the 15-day disabled list.

Blanco has been battling a sore right shoulder since mid-August. Even if he isn't fully ready to go, he could be utilized as a pinch-runner and will provide depth on the Giants bench.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 12:10:00 AM

Gregor Blanco told reporters Wednesday that his injured right shoulder still hurts.

He is headed to the Giants' spring training complex in Arizona to try to ramp up his rehab activities, but it sounds like the 32-year-old outfielder is still going to be limited for a while. Blanco landed on the disabled list August 23 with a shoulder impingement.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 02:01:00 PM

Giants placed OF Gregor Blanco on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement.

Blanco could be facing an extended absence given the unpredictable nature of shoulder injuries. The 32-year-old utility outfielder has batted .225/.310/.313 in 101 games this season for San Francisco.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 06:05:00 PM

Gregor Blanco went 2-for-3, drove in a run and stole a base on Friday.

He drove in the Giants' only run of the night with an RBI single in the second inning. The stolen base was his sixth of the season. He is batting .242 in 211 at-bats and is not a good fantasy option unless you play in a deep NL-only league.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 01:45:00 AM

Gregor Blanco (knee) has returned to the Giants starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Diamondbacks.

Blanco has been held out of the starting lineup for nearly a week due to a strained left knee, but is ready to return in the final contest before the All-Star break. He'll bat seventh against Archie Bradley and the D'Backs.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Gregor Blanco (knee) belted his first home run of the season as a pinch-hitter in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Blanco continues to be held out of the starting lineup due to a strained left knee, but he was still able to make a difference off of the bench in this one. He should be ready to rejoin the starting lineup at some point over the weekend.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 08:43:00 AM

Gregor Blanco (knee) flied out as a pinch-hitter Tuesday in the Giants' loss to the Rockies.

Blanco was held out of the starting lineup for the third straight game due to a strained left knee. It's considered a relatively minor injury and he should be pretty close to returning to a more active role.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 08:00:00 AM

Gregor Blanco was a late scratch from the Giants starting lineup on Tuesday.

Blanco, who has been battling a strained left knee, tried to give it a go but felt soreness during batting practice. He at least appears to be nearing a return to the lineup.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 08:50:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Sunday that Gregor Blanco is dealing with a left knee strain.

He's listed as day-to-day. Blanco sustained the injury in the outfield during Saturday's game. Look for him to return to the Giants starting lineup early in the week.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 08:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jeff Mathis
2Chris Herrmann
3Chris Iannetta
4Oscar Hernandez
5Hank Conger
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Ketel Marte
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
3Gregor Blanco
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
2Reymond Fuentes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Shelby Miller
5Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Jake Barrett
3Randall Delgado
4Enrique Burgos
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Silvino Bracho
8Archie Bradley
9Zack Godley
10Jorge De La Rosa
11Rubby De La Rosa
12JJ Hoover
13Tom Wilhelmsen
14Kevin Jepsen