Found July 13, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Kyle Blanks
TEAMS: San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks has been playing through a heel injury since the beginning of June. The Padres recently diagnosed his ailment as left Achilles tendinitis, and they’ve placed him on the 15-day disabled list to allow him time to hopefully make a full recovery, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com. While the injury bothered Blanks earlier last month, it was bearable enough for him to play through until Independence Day. From July 2 through the 4th, his heel injury kept him out of one game and restricted him to being the team’s designated hitter for another. As a result of the injury, Padres manager Bud Black told reporters that the team plans on allowing Blanks at least a week to rest his heel. The outfielder likely won’t resume activity until the discomfort he’s experiencing subsides, so his down time could be extended beyond the week depending on how he responds to treatment. "This gives us an opportunity to let it quiet down," said Padres manager Bud Black. "He'll stay off it for a week or so." So far this season, Blanks has hit .256/.318/.425 with 13 doubles and eight home runs over 242 plate appearances for San Diego. While the Padres sent Blanks to the DL yesterday, they activated a pair of regulars in Jedd Gyorko and Yonder Alonso. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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