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Diamondbacks to ink Blanco, Nady

Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:31 pm
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Nady The Diamondbacks are on the verge of adding Henry Blanco as backup catcher as well as Xavier Nady as a platoon player, as John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR reports.

The Blanco signing is not a surprise, as there has been interest between the two parties. Blanco hit .215/.271/.300 in 144 plate appearances for the Mets in 2010. He can't hit much anymore but is still a strong defender and leader at age 39.

Meanwhile, Nady (pictured) will be platooning with Juan Miranda at first base and Gerardo Parra in left. Nady hit just .256/.306/.353 in 347 plate appearances after missing a year thanks to Tommy John surgery. However, in 2008, Nady bashed 25 home runs and hit .305/.357/.510 between the Pirates and Yankees.

While the Diamondbacks hope to contend, it seems abundantly clear that GM Kevin Towers is just plugging the gap with average veterans as he attempts to rebuild the team in his image and wait for minor-league prospects to hit the show.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 3:10 am
 

Diamondbacks to ink Blanco, Nady

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Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 10:05 pm
 

Diamondbacks to ink Blanco, Nady

Blanco is washed up. He's 39 going on 50.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2010 4:46 pm
 

Diamondbacks to ink Blanco, Nady

This is the first time that I have heard of a position player undergoing Tommy John surgery. What was Nady doing that caused him to have such a serious procedure?


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