The Mets reassigned Blanco to minor-league camp Sunday. Blanco received an invite to spring training after signing a minor-league deal in December, yet he did little to illustrate he should be in the majors with a .194/.206/.194 slash line over 34 plate appearances. The 35-year-old should serve as organizational outfield depth, assuming he remains with the Mets.
Blanco inked a minor-league deal with the Mets on Friday, Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports. Blanco spent the 2018 campaign with the Giants, playing in 68 games for the big-league club while spending the rest of his year at Triple-A Sacramento. During his time with San Francisco, he slashed a dismal .217/.262/.317 with two home runs, 12 RBI and six stolen bases. The 35-year-old will provide a little extra outfield depth in the Mets' system.
Blanco is out of Friday's lineup against the Dodgers, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group reports. As usual, Blanco will find himself on the bench with a left-hander (Hyun-Jin Ryu) on the rubber. Gorkys Hernandez will patrol center field for the series opener.
Blanco is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Blanco will sit for a second straight game as the Giants stack righties against southpaw Robbie Erlin. Gorkys Hernandez is starting in center field and hitting seventh in this one.
Blanco is not in the lineup Monday against the Padres, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Blanco has started nine of the team's last 11 games, slashing .135/.200/.135 with nine strikeouts over that stretch. He'll head to the bench for Monday's series finale, with Gorkys Hernandez picking up a start in center field in his place.