Blanco stays with Phillies for $3 million, 1-year contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Infielder Andres Blanco is staying with the Philadelphia Phillies, agreeing to a $3 million, one-year contract. Blanco appeared in 90 games for the Phillies this year and hit .253 with 15 doubles, four home runs and 21 RBIs. He made $1.45 million. The 32-year-old led the Phillies with 15 pinch hits over the last two seasons. Blanco first signed with the Phillies...
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December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies 3B Blanco leaves game with fractured finger

PITTSBURGH (AP) Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Andres Blanco was removed from Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a fractured left index finger in the fifth inning. Blanco is expected to be placed on the disabled list Monday, but the Phillies will not make a move until they arrive in Miami. Blanco took a throw from catcher Carlos Ruiz and applied a tag in time...
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July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Andres Blanco slams Phillies past Astros in Grapefruit League finale

Embed from Getty Images By: Brandon Apter, contributor Final: Phillies 8, Astros 4 ❖ Attendance: 5,575 Clearwater, FL: On their final day of Grapefruit League action before heading north, the Phillies offense was nowhere to be seen again. Well, at least through the first seven innings. Astros ace Dallas Keuchel...
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March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

The Most Surprising Hitter of the Season

There’s no perfect way to do this, because surprises are always relative to expectations, and I can’t speak to general, across-the-board expectations. You might personally expect more from Player X than the next guy, and I can’t quantify that. Given this caveat, it should be obvious the best thing to do is consider the preseason projections. Projections should always be around...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies avoid arbitration with Blanco and Bourjos

CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports that the Phillies have avoided arbitration with infielder Andres Blanco and new outfielder Peter Bourjos. Blanco agreed to a one year contract worth $1.45 million. He thrived last season in his first full season with the big league club hitting .292/.360/.502 on top of his...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Player Review: Andres Blanco

I remember my 20th birthday very clearly. My family was living in the Ocala National Forrest at the time in a small town called Fort McCoy and I was on winter break, getting ready to fly back to New York. I remember how adult I felt remembering to return the library book I took out from the Ocala Library before I boarded my flight. School was going well and I was finally starting...
Via Phillies Nation
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Celebrating Andres Blanco’s career season

“I don’t care if they can’t understand what I’m saying … I want to talk!” Andres Blanco told that to Leslie Gudel after Sunday’s Phillies’ win over the Nationals. Born on April 11, 1984, in Venezuela, Blanco was signed as an amateur free agent by the Kansas City Royals at age 16. He debuted four years later but couldn’t stick in the major leagues for a full season...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Andres Blanco is entire offense as Phillies down Orioles 1-0

It was a quiet day with the bats in Sarasota today as the Phillies and Orioles met for the first time this Spring. While many regulars stayed back in Clearwater, the Phillies lineup featured just Ryan Howard, Cody Asche of the regulars. On the offensive side, Howard had two hits....
Via Philliedelphia
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Infielder Blanco outrighted off Phillies’ 40-man roster

The Phillies announced over the weekend that they’ve outrighted infielder Andres Blanco off their 40-man roster. The 30-year-old switch-hitter posted a .277 average while slamming a home run and driving in three runs in 25 games at the big league level this season. In the minors, Blanco sported a .241/.314/.285 slash line in 45 contests with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs...
Via Phillies Nation
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Invite Andres Blanco to Clearwater

Chris Branch I believe had it first but the Phillies have invited infielder Andres Blanco to spring training. Blanco was in the Phillies system in 2012 playing the entire season in Lehigh Valley before being released early into spring training last season as Yuniesky Betancourt was making a strong case...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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