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.
Blanco is out of Wednesday's lineup against San Diego, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Blanco will retreat to the bench for a second straight day with southpaw Robbie Erlin on the hill for the Padres. In his place, Chris Shaw will draw another start in left field.
Blanco is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Blanco has started the last six games, slashing just .136/.208/.136 over those contests. He'll take a seat with lefty Joey Lucchesi starting for the Padres. Chris Shaw is starting in left field and hitting seventh in this one.
Blanco led off and went 1-for-4 in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Rockies.
Blanco has started six of the Giants' last seven contests despite batting just .161 (5-for-31) since rejoining the majors Aug. 29. It is a bit surprising that manager Bruce Bochy continues to play the 34-year-old outfielder over rookie Chris Shaw with the club well out of contention. Blanco can provide modest run and steal production if he continues to lead off against righties.
Blanco had his contract purchased from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Blanco will take the roster spot of Steven Duggar (shoulder), who was sent to the shelf in a corresponding roster move. The veteran outfielder hit just .242/.289/.350 across 42 games with the big club earlier in the season. If Duggar's injury proves to be season-ending, Blanco could settle into a part-time role in the Giants' outfield.
The Giants outrighted Blanco to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
Blanco went unclaimed off waivers after the Giants designated him for assignment over the weekend when fellow outfielder Hunter Pence returned from the disabled list. The 34-year-old Blanco failed to impress at the dish over his 42 games for the Giants, reaching base at a .289 clip and producing only eight extra-base hits in 129 plate appearances.
Blanco was designated for assignment by the Giants and will report to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
Blanco already cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Sacramento, as the Giants needed to clear space for the return of Hunter Pence (thumb) from the disabled list. Blanco has a .242/.289/.350 slash line with 37 strikeouts in 120 at-bats for San Francisco this season.
Blanco is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Blanco is in the midst of a modest four-game hitting streak, but he'll grab a seat on the bench Thursday after starting three consecutive games in the outfield. Gorkys Hernandez will start in left field and bat leadoff in his stead.
Blanco is not in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.
Blanco posted a trio of strikeouts Saturday and will now head to the bench for Sunday's series finale. Brandon Belt will take over in left field with Pablo Sandoval filling in at first base.
Blanco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.
Blanco reclaimed his spot atop the Giants' lineup after a day off Wednesday, and he responded with his first long ball of the campaign. The veteran is still slashing a pedestrian .262/.303/.381 through 89 plate appearances, but he is the only player out of a ragtag center field trio including Austin Jackson and Gorkys Hernandez to have done anything of consequence offensively this year. Blanco will continue to see regular at-bats against righties until Hunter Pence (thumb) and Mac Williamson (concussion) return, which may not be any time soon.
Blanco is not in the lineup Wednesday in Philadelphia, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Blanco gets a day off after starting five straight games. The veteran is hitting a mediocre .263/.306/.350 through 25 games this season, chipping in with three steals. Brandon Belt gets the start in left field, with Pablo Sandoval making a rare start at first base.
Blanco is not in the lineup against the Padres on Wednesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Blanco will retreat to the bench with southpaw Clayton Richard on the hill for San Diego during the series finale. In his stead, Austin Jackson will start in center field and bat sixth in the order.
Blanco is not in the lineup Monday against the Padres.
With Eric Lauer, a southpaw, taking the mound for the Padres, Blanco will head to the bench. Austin Jackson will start in center field and hit sixth with Blanco sitting out Monday night.
Blanco is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Blanco will head to the bench for the second game of Saturday's twin bill with a lefty in Alex Wood toeing the rubber for the Dodgers. The veteran went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Game 1. Austin Jackson will start in center and hit eighth in his place.
Blanco is not in the lineup Friday against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
With southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu toeing the rubber Friday evening, Blanco will head to the bench to avoid a lefty-on-lefty matchup. Austin Jackson will take a turn in center field to replace him.
Blanco is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Blanco will head to the bench for Monday's series opener against the Nationals with a lefty in Gio Gonzalez toeing the rubber for the opposition. The veteran outfielder appears to have settled into the larger side of a platoon with Austin Jackson in center field thanks to his strong start to the season, so look for him to return to the lineup with righty Tanner Roark pitching for the Nats on Tuesday. Jackson is starting in center and hitting seventh in Blanco's stead.
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