March 12th, 2013
As we count down to Opening Day we would like to highlight some of the players and coaches we will be cheering on during the 2013 season. Be sure to check out our 2013 Media Guide for more tidbits about our players and coaches.
2012 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS
- On his first career postseason roster, Blanco started all 16 games in left field and hit .235 (12-for-51).
- Hit a two-run home run off of the Reds’ Mike Leake in Game 4 of the Division Series on Oct. 10, breaking a
- Grew up in Venezuela with two brothers – a twin and one seven years younger. His twin, Gregory, played in the Angels and Pirates minor leagues as a catcher but left after a few years to become a physical education teacher. Younger brother, Gregsman, works as a jobs recruiter for the government. Yes, the three brothers are Gregor, Gregory and Gregsman. Why? “I still don’t know. My mom said she just liked the names.
- Gregor married his childhood sweetheart three years ago in 2010. They have a three-year-old son named Gregor Alejendro, and Gregor has a seven-year-old son from a previous relationship named Grenyer (his brother Gregory’s son is named Greyver).
- Gregor’s mother died of brain cancer seven years ago at the age of 47.
- His father sold insurance and now owns a taxi company.