Originally written July 31, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The news on injured outfielder Cameron Maybin is on the positive sides for Padres Nation. However it's a tad negative (but just a tad) on outfielder Kyle Blanks. Pads Injury update: Blanks getting better but heel still sore. Maybin going to AZ to start workouts; may go on... http://t.co/dzYq3KmBqh — Bob Scanlan (@heyscan) July 25, 2013 Maybin, who has missed 87 games with wrist and knee injuries and was thought to be out for the season, spent the weekend with Single-A Lake Elsinore. Though he didn’t play in a game, he took batting practice, ran the bases, and shagged balls in the outfield. “Nothing was game speed, but everything felt good at Lake Elsinore,” Maybin said Monday. “The wrist is good to go. The knee feels great. So I’m headed to the Pacific Coast League. I’ll play, and see if I’m durable.” Maybin will join Triple-A Tucson for a rehab assignment, starting with an eight-game road trip to Memphis and Nashville. The Padres will evaluate his status then. Maybin has played in just 14 games, with 51 big-league at-bats, this season and hitting .157 with one home run, five RBIs and four stolen bases. “It has been a crazy year, but I’m truly excited to get back on the field,” Maybin said. “I need to be smart and honest, but I want to play.” Outfielder Kyle Blanks has been sidelined by a sore Achilles' tendon since July 12, and he is not close to returning. Blanks also wants to play, but a sore Achilles’ tendon has kept him out since July 12. “It’s bothersome, sore,” Padres manager Bud Black said. “The doctors looked at him today and said it would be a couple of weeks. I’m not sure if that means he’ll play in a big-league game in two weeks or if it means he can put on his spikes. Honestly, I don’t think he’ll be in the lineup in two weeks.” Kyle first came to the big leagues with the Pads in 2009, and ever since has been fighting injuries and the minors to get playing time. This season has been his biggest chance with a career-high 67 games played, never being higher than 54 before 2013. This year Blanks is hitting .256 with 8 homers and 34 runs batted in. Those numbers are his career-highs except 10 homers his rookie season. Follow JDC on Twitter @6JDC9! Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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