Let's keep track of Saturday's minor moves right here as we get closer and closer to Opening Day…
- The Orioles have signed Jamie Hoffmann to a minor league deal, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com (on Twitter). The 27-year-old outfielder elected free agency after being outrighted by the Rockies earlier this month. Hoffmann battled illness this spring and struggled in games.
- The Phillies have signed Andres Blanco to a minor league contract, the team announced (on Twitter). The 27-year-old opted out of his minor league deal with the Nationals at some point in the last ten hours or so. Blanco is a .255/.301/.333 career hitter in 654 plate appearances, and has experience all over the infield. The Phillies are trying to add infield depth following Chase Utley's latest knee problems.
blanco is a good fielder. i was surprised the cubs didn’t keep him a couple of years ago. he was a nice backup to have. i would guess that he makes the opening day roster with philly in that role. either him or hector luna? michael martinez will prolly take the roster spot back when he returns.