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Arizona Diamondbacks sign veteran catcher Henry Blanco to minor-league deal

In this June 8, 2011 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Henry Blanco is shown during a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, in Pittsburgh. Blanco is staying with the Diamondbacks, agreeing to a $1.5 million, one-year contract. Blanco gets $1.25 million next year under Thursday's, nov. 3, 2011 agreement, and the sides have a $1.25 million mutual option for 2013 with a $250,000 buyout.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

After a year away from the Valley, 42-year-old Henry Blanco is back with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The team inked the veteran catcher to a minor-league deal Friday, that includes an invite to spring training.

Blanco spent two seasons with the organization in 2011-12, serving as Miguel Montero's backup. In that span, Blanco hit nine home runs and 19 RBI.

In 2013, Blanco hit .142 with three home runs and 14 RBI with the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays.

If he cracks the 25-man roster out of camp, Blanco will have a total of 13 stops to his name during a 16-year career.

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