The San Francisco Giants have signed minor league outfielder Gregor Blanco to a contract, according to CSN Bay Area.
Blanco, 27, was said to have signed with San Francisco through Octagon Baseball, and likely was signed to a relatively cheap minor league deal.
Signed by Atlanta as an amateur free agent in 2000, Blanco had a terrific 2010 with the Braves and Royals. In 2010, Blanco hit .283 with a .360 OBP and 11 steals in 85 games.
Blanco spent 2011 with the Triple-A affiliates of the Nationals and Royals, where he struggled considerably at the plate. In 51 games with the Syracuse Chiefs and 23 games with the Omaha Storm Chasers, Blanco hit a sluggish .201, but still managed to steal 24 bases while carrying a most respectable .350 on-base percentage.
The Giants are seemingly stockpiling outfielders with the recent addition of Melky Cabrera as well, though Blanco likely won’t be seeing much time in the bigs in 2012, unless some sort of injury-locust takes over the team again like it did last season.
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