Milwaukee Brewers sign Andres Blanco to minor league deal


The Milwaukee Brewers have been waiting to officially announce the Opening Day rosters for their minor league affiliates, and one reason was a pending transaction for a AAA third baseman. The mystery signing was solved yesterday, as the club announced that they had signed veteran infielder Andres Blanco to a minor league contract. Blanco began his career all the way back in 2000 when he signed as an international free agent with the Royals and he debuted in the big leagues as a 20 year old in 2004. He's spent parts of 10 seasons in the MLB since then, making stops in Kansas City, Texas, Chicago, and Philadelphia. He was in camp with the Giants this spring but got released prior to the start of the regular season, allowing Milwaukee to scoop him up. Soon to be 34, Blanco owns a .256/.310/.378 slash with 18 home runs and 5 steals across 1,321 big league plate appearances. He's an experienced glove man across the diamond, though, with extensive MLB time at shortstop, second base, and third base. (Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference)