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Henry Blanco opts out of $1.15 million deal with Arizona

Nov 2, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

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Henry Blanco has followed Willie Bloomquist‘s footsteps by declining his half of a $1.15 million option after the Diamondbacks exercised their half earlier this week.

That means Blanco is a free agent and the 40-year-old veteran will be looking for another backup catcher gig in what will be his 15th season.

Blanco is coming off a career-year at the plate, albeit in very limited playing time as Miguel Montero‘s understudy, hitting .250 with eight homers and a career-high .870 OPS in 37 games.

He posted a modest .669 OPS during the previous three seasons, so that offensive outburst was a pretty clear fluke, but Blanco remains remarkably good at shutting down running games with his arm and would fit well on plenty of teams as a part-timer.

  1. SmackSaw - Nov 2, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    What a Maroon! What an Ignoranimus!

  2. zakharovsa - Nov 2, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Henry Blanco is worthy of a blog post now? These truly are the dark times of baseball.

    • b7p19 - Nov 2, 2011 at 5:21 PM

      Actually, with a name like “Blanco” I’d say Henry really lightens things up.

      • Reflex - Nov 3, 2011 at 4:38 AM

        I certainly enjoyed using him to crush Guile and Ryu.

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