The Diamondbacks have agreed to a minor-league deal with outfielder Gregor Blanco, a major-league source confirmed to SB Nation. The deal includes a $1 million base salary if Blanco makes the major-league club, with $2.7 million available in additional bonuses based on plate appearances and games played.
Blanco’s deal includes an April 1 opt-out if he doesn’t make the major-league club.
Blanco, 33, joins Oswaldo Arcia as veteran outfielders providing depth for the D-Backs in camp this spring. Arizona currently has Yasmany Tomas, A.J. Pollock and David Peralta slotted as starting outfielders, with Arcia, Blanco and Jeremy Hazelbaker providing bench depth.
Blanco has spent the last five seasons with the Giants, and hit .224/.309/.311 while appearing at all three outfield spots in 106 games last year. He drew some interest from the Tigers before agreeing to deal with Arizona today.
Blanco is a career .258/.344/.350 hitter with 21 homers in eight major-league seasons with the Braves (2008-10), Royals (2010), and Giants (2012-16).