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HENRY BLANCO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blanco becomes D-backs coach

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks on Monday released veteran catcher Henry Blanco from his contract and as expected subsequently added him to their coaching staff. The D-backs attempted to find a place in the majors for Blanco, 42, after deciding on Tuffy Gosewisch as their backup catcher. As much as the D-backs would have liked to accommodate Blanco's desire to play one more season...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Early-riser Blanco having a strong spring

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It is 5 a.m. and Henry Blanco has beaten dawn in order to beat himself up once again. Blanco is one of several Diamondbacks who participates in an insane, hour-long workout at Salt River Fields just about every morning. To Blanco, it is as necessary as the blocking drills or swings he takes in the batting cage. "I think it is keeping me in baseball,"...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs sign Hudson, Blanco to minor league deals

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks on Friday announced the return of old friends Daniel Hudson and Henry Blanco, each signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Both were integral parts in the Diamondbacks' run to the NL West title in 2011.The D-backs also announced the acquisition of right-hander A.J. Schugel and outfielders Brandon Jacobs and Todd Glaesmann...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Henry Blanco

The Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have signed catcher Henry Blanco to a non-guaranteed deal. Blanco will earn $750k if he spends the season in the Majors. To make room for Blanco on the roster, the team designated reliever Tommy Hottovy who they had claimed off waivers from the Rangers. Blanco who earned $1.2mm last season on a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks hit .188...
Via PRO Rumors
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign 41-year-old catcher

The Toronto Blue Jays and catcher Henry Blanco have agreed to terms on a one-year, $750,000 non-guaranteed contract. The team announced the deal Friday. The 41-year-old Blanco played in 21 games for Arizona last season, batting .188 with one home run and seven RBI, before torn ligament in his left thumb ended his season in August. In 15 major league seasons, Blanco has hit .227...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign 41-year-old C Henry Blanco

The Toronto Blue Jays and catcher Henry Blanco have agreed to terms on a one-year, $750,000 non-guaranteed contract. The team announced the deal Friday. The 41-year-old Blanco played in 21 games for Arizona last season, batting .188 with one home run and seven RBIs, before torn ligament in his left thumb ended his season in August. In 15 major league seasons, Blanco has hit .227...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs' Blanco to have thumb surgery

Arizona Diamondbacks backup catcher Henry Blanco is scheduled for surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and could miss the rest of the season. An MRI performed Tuesday in Phoenix revealed the tear. Blanco was injured Sunday in a game at Philadelphia when the Phillies' John Mayberry slid into his mitt at home plate. Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

D-backs place Blanco on DL, sign Nieves

The Diamondbacks lost more than a game Sunday, they lost catcher Henry Blanco for an extended period because of a sprained left thumb. Blanco suffered the injury when he tagged John Mayberry Jr. on a close play at the plate in the eighth inning of a 5-4 loss to Philadelphia, as Mayberry attempted to score the tying run from second base after an infield single by Domonic Brown and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks agree to a one-year deal with Henry Blanco

According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year, $1.2 million deal with veteran catcher Henry Blanco. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic said earlier today that the deal was close. Yesterday, we learned that Blanco declined his side of the 2012 option. The 40-year old catcher was set to be a free agent prior to the new deal being...
Via PRO Rumors
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Blanco declines 2012 option with D-backs

Catcher Henry Blanco has declined his end of a $1.15 million mutual option for 2012 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks exercised their options on Blanco and infielder Willie Bloomquist on Monday, but both opted to become free agents. Arizona also declined options on left-hander Zach Duke and infielder Aaron Hill. Blanco hit .250 with eight homers and 12 RBIs as Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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