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, they...
PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have released catcher Henry Blanco from his minor league contract and added him to the team's major league coaching staff.
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," said Blanco...
Third in a series of previews leading up to the start of the Diamondbacks' spring training camp in Scottsdale. Who's back Miguel Montero returns as the full-time starter after claiming the job in 2009. Former Arizona State receiver Tuffy Gosewisch, whose nine-year road to the majors ended when he was promoted from Class AAA Reno on Aug. 1, is the only other catcher on the 40-man...
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...
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