Saturday, March 27, 2010
So says Gordon Wittenmyer via Twitter. Blanco was out of options and was unlikely to make the team out of spring training. This disappoints me as Blanco is perhaps the best defensive player on the Cubs' 40-man roster and the Cubs have no backup shortstop heading into Opening Day. While he didn't set the world on fire at the plate with his .252 average in 123 at-bats last year, he could have been a decent bat off the bench and a strong defender up the middle.
Oh well. On the bright side, the Cubs will get something in return for a player they were going to lose one way or another.