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Grégor Blanco retires as a player, to work in league office

Grégor Blanco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Gregor Blanco #1 of the San Francisco Giants at bat in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on September 29, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

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Earlier this month, Major League Baseball hired Grégor Blanco as a senior director of baseball operations. Blanco, hired alongside Nick Hundley, will work under Chris Young, the vice president of on-field operations, initiatives, and strategy. According to MLB’s press release, Blanco will work as “an MLB liaison to Major League Clubs, players and umpires,” among other responsibilities.

Blanco posted a retrospective of his playing days on Twitter, indicating his retirement as a player:

Blanco, 36, hadn’t played in the majors since 2018, spending last season at Triple-A Syracuse in the Mets’ system. He played parts of 10 seasons in the majors with the Braves, Royals, Giants, and Diamondbacks, batting an aggregate .255/.338/.348. He helped the Giants win two championships in 2012 and ’14.

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