Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-11-14

For the second night in a row, the El Paso Chihuahuas were the only Padre farm team to win. Led by Cameron Maybin and Kyle Blanks offensively, as well as a strong start from Jason Lane, the Chihuahuas squeezed out a 2-1 victory.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Jace Peterson Pitching Prospect of the Day: Jason Lane   El Paso Chihuahuas 2, Reno Aces 1 Reymond Fuentes – LF: 0-3,...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres place Kyle Blanks on DL with Achilles tendinitis

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 While the injury bothered Blanks earlier last month...
Via MLB Injury News
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

A Season of Kyle Blanks

Kyle Blanks has one season under his belt. Let me clarify: Kyle Blanks has played in parts of 5 seasons now with the Padres, in which injuries have limited his appearances to 197 games (as of this writing). He has 667 plate appearances, which is reasonably around what you would expect from an everyday Major Leaguer (Chase Headley averages 664 PA/yr. Remarkably, Carlos Quentin averages...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Healthy Kyle Blanks Can Fulfill His Promise To The San Diego Padres

The hottest hitter on the hottest team in the National League was headed to the minors earlier this month.  The San Diego Padres had optioned Kyle Blanks to Triple-A Tuscon on June 5 to make room for Cameron Maybin’s return from the disabled list, but called him right back when Yonder Alonso hit the DL.  Beset by injuries himself over the past three seasons, Blanks has made the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Blanks’ Future Isn’t in Tucson… for Now

Kyle Blanks was supposed to be demoted to Triple-A Tucson on Thursday when center fielder Cameron Maybin returned from a lengthy stint on the disabled list. People were upset. Such injustice the world has never seen. Injustice, or hyperbole. I always confuse the two. Then Yonder Alonso’s hand, which was injured when he got hit by a pitch last week, didn’t improve. Alonso replaced...
Via Padres Public
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

“Exit Strategy”, starring Kyle Blanks

By Wednesday night I’m usually carrying serious sleep debt so with the Padres holding a slim lead against the Dodgers I hit the hay early last night. Today I feel refreshed. Today also means that I’m learning about Kyle Blanks’ demotion to AAA Tucson for the first time. The move was necessary . . . wait . . . I mean a move was necessary. We discussed the return of Cameron Maybin...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Blanks in context

Photo by Keith Allison (CC BY-SA 2.0) Alternate title: Kyle Blanks is the new bobbleheads. We’ve been talking a lot lately about Kyle Blanks and his fantastic start to the season. A recent chat on Twitter broke out where, like most humans do, the participants attempted to put Blanks’ contributions and potential contributions into context that’s relatable. Of course, Kyle is...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Sign Kyle Blanks to a One-Year Deal

The San Diego Padres are still trying to figure out what they have in Kyle Blanks.  It seems everything the young first baseman/outfielder gets a shot, that shot is taken away or he is injured.  Injury was the reason for his shortened 2012 campaign.  However, San Diego avoided arbitration with the 26-year old by signing him to a one-year deal. The deal is said to be worth...
Via MLB Injury News
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Padres INF-OF Blanks to have season-ending surgery

Padres infielder-outfielder Kyle Blanks will undergo season-ending surgery on his left shoulder, the second time he's had a year cut short by a major operation. The Padres provided the update Sunday. Blanks tore his labrum while swinging a bat. He missed time in spring training with the injury, but started the season with San Diego and played in four games before going on the...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Kyle Blanks Having Season Ending Surgery

The 2012 season is done for Kyle Blanks.  Dan Hayes of tweets "Kyle Blanks to have season ending labrum surgery. #Padres"Over the span on four seasons Kyle has dealt with numerous injurious.  Since being called up in 2009 as a 22-year old Kyle has played in only 146 games.  Tom Krasovic tweets "Two seasons ago, Blanks was #Padres cleanup man Opening...
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April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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