Source: Phillies Agree to 1-year Deal With Utilityman Andres Blanco

[CSNPhily] Source: Phillies agree to 1-year deal with utilityman Andres Blanco
Mark Brown

The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with utilityman Andres Blanco, a major-league source tells CSN's Jim Salisbury.

Blanco, 32, has spent the last three seasons with the Phillies after previously bouncing around the league. He's had by far his most success with the Phils, hitting .274 with a .795 OPS in 523 plate appearances. 

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Blanco has been a steady player off the bench for Phillies, filling in at every infield spot and left field. His best season was 2015, when he hit .292/.360/.502 with 22 doubles, three triples and seven home runs in just 261 plate appearances.

Blanco made $1.45 million last season, his final arbitration year before reaching free agency.

The Phillies have not confirmed the move. Their 40-man roster is currently filled so a corresponding move will need to be made to make room for Blanco.

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