Blanco playing for the Rangers in 2011
April 11, 1984 |
|Bats: Switch||Throws: Right|
|April 17, 2004 for the Kansas City Royals|
|Runs batted in||47|
He hit .215 with a .220 on base percentage in 2005, and .241 with a .290 on base percentage in 2006, both with Kansas City. Blanco had surgery on his left shoulder on September 29, 2006, to repair a posterior labrum tear in his left shoulder, which he injured during a swing five days prior against the Tigers.
He did not play in the major leagues in 2007, but batted .192 in the minor leagues with a .226 on base percentage and a .212 slugging percentage.
He signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs in November 2007, played the 2008 season with the Iowa Cubs where he hit .285/.327/.336, and became a free agent at the end of the season. In December 2008, he re-signed with the Cubs.
On June 20, 2009, during an interleague game between the Cubs and Cleveland Indians, Blanco hit an RBI single to tie a game in extra innings. He later scored the winning run for the Cubs on a wild pitch thrown by Indians' closer Kerry Wood.
On March 27, 2010, Blanco was traded to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash. He subsequently won the Rangers' utility infielder position. He became a free agent on November 4, 2011.
Blanco signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals on December 16, 2011. He also received an invitation to spring training. After leaving the Nationals, Blanco signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on March 31, 2012. The Phillies resigned Blanco to a minor league deal with a spring training invitation on November 21st 2013.