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Blue Jays | No guarantee Henry Blanco is No. 2

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Friday, Jan. 18, that it is not set in stone that C Henry Blanco will be given the primary backup job to starting C J.P. Arencibia. "Blanco has not been guaranteed the job at all," Anthopoulos said. "That's why he's on a non-guaranteed contract. But again, if it works out that Blanco's the backup and (Josh Thole) ends up being optioned down here, organizationally that means things are going well. Blanco was good enough to be the backup and now we've got tremendous depth."

Fantasy Tip: Blanco caught R.A. Dickey's knuckleball in 2010 when both were with the New York Mets, and he carried with him the reputation of a popular, clubhouse leader. However, in terms of his fantasy appeal, he is only worth a look in the deepest of AL-only leagues if he wins the backup job since he'll likely get a maximum of 10-15 at-bats per week.

2013-01-18 20:06:26 | Source: - Mike Cormack

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