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Blanco Signed:The Phillies infield has more injuries than a MASH unit during the Korean War. Last week Joe Thurston was signed for depth and now Andres Blanco has been added as well. The 27 year old switch hitter is best suited for SS and 2nd base, but he's manned 3rd and some outfield too. In 6 seasons with the Cubs, Royals, and Rangers he's hit .255/.634 in 235 games. He opted out of his minor league deal with Nationals because he was informed they wouldn't be putting him on the 25-man roster. This makes 2 years in a row we've taken the Gnats trash (Michael Martinez last year and now Blanco).Right now the Phils have Hector Luna, Freddy Galvis, Pete Orr, and Blanco to pick from for starting 2nd baseman and utility infielder. Luna might have the best bat of the lot, but he can't play SS, so that eliminates him. Galvis has been knighted at 2nd to begin the season, so that leaves Orr and Blanco for UTL. Not sure it makes a difference which one they choose, because ...
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