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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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Possible Pick-Ups & Other Stuff

The Phillies have a host of players on their 40-man roster that have next to no upside, nor deserve a protected roster spot.  That list includes Luis Garcia, Phillippe Aumont, Hector Neris, BJ Rosenberg, and Andres Blanco. They're are practically useless. Releasing them is no big deal.  Due to some September call-ups around baseball, there have been some interesting guys become...
Via We Should Be GM's
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phils start their new home stand with a win, powered by Andres Blanco three-run blast in the bottom of the fifth, as they defeat the Mariners, 4-1.

The Phils welcome newcomer Jerome Williams with a victory, powered by Andres Blanco three-run home run, as they defeat the Mariners, 4-1. The Phils took the lead in the bottom of the third as, with two men on, and with two men out, Marlon Byrd hits an RBI double, knocking in Carlos Ruiz, who had […]
Via MyTeamRivals.com
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams, Blanco push Phillies past Mariners 4-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jerome Williams took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, Andres Blanco hit his first homer in three years, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 in an interleague game Monday night. Making his second start since joining the Phillies, Williams (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in seven-plus innings. Mariners rookie Roenis Elias (9-10...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Andres Blanco Powers the Phillies Over the Mariners

Did you ever expect to see a headline like this? Yeah, me either. So, the Phillies were looking to rebound from a 1-4 road trip out west by hosting a west coast team from the American League in the Seattle Mariners. Just 2-7 against them all-time, the Phillies were looking...
Via Philliedelphia
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Get Prospect, Williams Twirls Magic, Blanco Hits

Phils Get Prospect:Last week the Phillies sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers for the infamous Player To Be Name Later, two of them at that.  The first player now has a name, and that name is Jesmuel Valentin, who is the son of former big leaguer Jose Valentine.  Jesmuel was a 1st round pick in 2012 and is currently playing at Single-A as a 20 year old.  In 3 minor league seasons...
Via We Should Be GM's
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

First-Inning Utley Homer Helps Power Hamels, Phils Beyond Brewers

Ben Revere kick started the first inning with a single up the middle, advanced on an Andres Blanco sac bunt, and stole third base. A pretty exciting sequence events was topped off by a line-drive homer by Chase Utley, his seventh of the season and first since June 26 to put the Phils up 2-0. That was almost all the Phillies needed. Ryan Howard would plate in the third on a single...
Via Phillies Nation
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster Be Changin'

1. Ronny Cedeno was traded to Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league catcher Raywilly Gomez.  Cedeno played in 7 games, collecting 9 at bats, and no hits for the Phillies, so trading him for anything is an accomplishment. Gomez is a 24 year old, and is currently in Double A.  He's a career .286/.736 hitter over 526 minor league games, with solid on base skills, but no power...
Via We Should Be GM's
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers fall to IronPigs on the road, 4-3

ALLENTOWN, PA – A two-out rally in the fifth inning was all the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (38-37) needed to hand the visiting Columbus Clippers (38-36) their third consecutive loss, 4-3, in front of 10,100 fans at Coca-Cola Park. Danny Salazar (1-4, 6.35) never gave up the big inning.  But he gave up a run in each of the first three innings. Maikel Franco drove in the first run...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Move 7 to Minor League Camp, Release Marson

Per Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, the Phillies have moved seven Phillies’ players to minor league camp, optioning catcher Tommy Joseph, LHP Jeremy Horst, and outfielders Zach Collier and Tyson Gillies while re-assigning LHP Cesar Jimenez, RHP Ken Giles, and shortstop Andres Blanco. Additionally, the Phillies have released catcher Lou Marson and Sebastian Valle has been re-added...
Via Phillies Nation
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Reassign Seven to Minor League Camp; Marson Released

This morning, the Phillies made their second round of cuts. Catcher Lou Marson was released while Jeremy Horst, Tommy Joseph, Tyson Gillies, Zach Collier, Cesar Jimenez, Ken Giles and Andres Blanco were all reassigned to minor league camps. A former Phillies prospect, Lou Marson was the only player to be...
Via Philliedelphia
March 14, 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...
Via Philliedelphia
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Fifteen Phils Minor Leaguers Become Free Agents

544 minor league players became free agents today, including 15 players within the Phillies minor league ranks. Matt Eddy of Baseball America compiled lists for each team, found here. The list below was prepared by Eddy and has the player’s last level played at in parenthesis. The Phillies could have avoided free agency for any of the listed players by adding them to the 40-man...
Via Phillies Nation
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Phils Ink Five to Minor League Deals, Make Camp Adjustments

Matt Hitt Troy Marks According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Phillies have signed RHP Troy Marks, C Matt Hitt, 2B Shawn Williams, SS Miguel Abreu, and SS Andres Blanco. Marks, 23, is a 6’5 righty who attended the University of Nevada. As a member of the Wolfpack, he earned WAC All-Academic team distinction He went undrafted in 2012. Hitt, 23, is a 6’0 catcher who hit...
Via Phillies Nation
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Blanco released by the Phillies

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Via phillies.scout.com
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Blanco Signed, Moyer #2, Me Fast?

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...
Via We Should Be GM's
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Fall to Jays; Contreras to DL?

Blanco was signed for some depth (District Sports Page)Roy Halladay threw 45 pitches today before a rain delay sent him to the showers for the day in the Blue Jays 8-5 win over the Phillies. Hector Luna played second base and continued his tear, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. John Mayberry finally hit his first home run of the spring.As you know, Halladay will start the regular season...
Via Phillies Nation
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers, Nationals tie in 10 innings

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Jose Valverde and Joaquin Benoit allowed home runs after Justin Verlander scattered three hits over four innings and a Washington Nationals split squad tied the Detroit Tigers in a game that ended 5-5 after 10 innings Saturday. Corey Brown and Andres Blanco homered off Tiger closer Jose Valverde and setup man Joaquin. Benoit to lift the Nationals into a 5...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals 5, Tigers 5(10)

Jose Valverde and Joaquin Benoit allowed home runs after Justin Verlander scattered three hits over four innings and a Washington Nationals split squad tied the Detroit Tigers in a game that ended 5-5 after 10 innings Saturday. Corey Brown and Andres Blanco homered off Tiger closer Jose Valverde and setup man Joaquin Benoit to lift the Nationals into a 5-4 lead in the eighth inning...
Via Fox Sports
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Five Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees You Might Not Know

Spring Training games are well underway, and there are a host of new Washington Nationals non-roster invitees you might not know. Most of these non-roster invitees have been picked up to be roster fillers, and most have little-to-no chance of making the team.  Despite this fact, it’s always nice to recognize and know a little bit about those guys.  Here are five of those players...
Via The Nats Blog
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets drop Grapefruit League Opener, 3-1

The New York Mets were defeated on Monday night by the Washington Nationals, 3-1 in their Grapefruit League opener at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie. TORRES GETS OFF TO A QUICK START- Mets new center fielder, Andress Torres got things going early with a lead off walk to start the game.  Torres proceeded to steal secondbase before scoring the games first run on an single...
Via MetsZilla
March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Fulchino among Nats' Minor League signings

The Nationals agreed to terms with right-handers Jeff Fulchino and Waldis Joaquin, catcher Carlos Maldonado, infielders Andres Blanco, Jarrett Hoffpauir and Chad Tracy and outfielders Brett Carroll, Jason Michaels and Xavier Paul on Minor League contracts with Spring Training invitations.
Via mlb.com
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Andres Blanco leaves the Rangers for Washington

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Via dallasnews.com
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers outright 5 players off roster

Backup infielder Andres Blanco is among five players that the American League champion Texas Rangers outrighted off their 40-man roster after each cleared waivers. The Rangers also outrighted infielder Esteban German and right-handers Omar Beltre, Eric Hurley and Merkin Valdez on Wednesday. Blanco wasn't on the postseason roster after missing six weeks during the season because...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers lose reliever O'Day to Orioles

The Texas Rangers lost right-handerd relief pitcherDarren O'Day to the Baltimore Orioles on a waiver claim Wednesday. The Orioles have added O'Day to their major-league roster. O'Day struggled with injuries and inconsistency in 2011 for the Rangers, as hip surgery limited him to 16 games with the team. He missed more than two months in May and June after having surgeryto...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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