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Phillies re-sign Andres Blanco to 1-year, $3 million contract

The utilityman returns to Philadelphia for his fourth season with the club.

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The Phillies have re-signed utilityman Andres Blanco to a 1-year, $3 million contract, according to Jim Salisbury of

Blanco, who turns 33 in April, hit .253/.316/.405 with four homers in 90 games for Philadelphia while appearing at all four infield positions and left field this season. He surely received interest elsewhere from clubs looking for a utility player, but ultimately decided to return to the Phillies for his fourth season with the club.

Blanco, who made his major-league debut in 2004, is a veteran of 9 major-league seasons with the Royals (2004-06), Cubs (2009), Rangers (2010-11) and Phillies (2014-16). He did not appear in the majors during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, but has been able to revive his career as a key bench option for the Phillies over the past three seasons.