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Rangers' Blanks hoping to put injury woes behind him

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Kyle Blanks posts a rather large shadow in the corner of the Texas Rangers clubhouse. The 6-6, 265-pound Blanks is hoping he also posts a healthy season if he can make the club. Blanks, who is with the Rangers on a minor-league deal, has spent the offseason trying to recover from tendinitis in both his Achilles. The tendinitis occurred as Blanks was trying to recover...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rumors: Cardinals may pursue Kyle Blanks

The St. Louis Cardinals have been making an effort to improve their offense this offseason. First, they added Jason Heyward via trade from the Atlanta Braves. Now, they are possibly looking into adding a player that was sacrificed in the trade between the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays. After the deal, the Athletics waived 1B/OF Kyle Blanks, a player the Cardinals may...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Kyle Blanks to have MRI

The Oakland A's pulled to within a game of first place in the American League West with a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. Coco Crisp and Alberto Callaspo lead a 10-hit attack with two hits each. Sonny Gray pitched 8 1/3 innings to notch his 13th win of the season. On the injury front, Kyle Blanks appears unlikely to return anytime soon, as he's dealing with problem...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Inevitable Yet Untimely Kyle Blanks Trade

Kyle Blanks’ long, mostly enigmatic San Diego Padres career came crashing to an end last week, as he was dealt to the Oakland A’s for outfielder Jake Goebbert and a player to be named later or cash considerations. A draft-and-follow from the 42nd round of the 2004 draft, Blanks raked at every level in the Padres minor league system. Blanks’ prospect breakout came in 2007 when...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Kyle Blanks be successful with the Oakland A’s?

Kyle Blanks The Oakland A’s acquired first baseman Kyle Blanks from the San Diego Padres this past week and designated Daric Barton for assignment. When Blanks was drafted back in 2004, he was predicted to be a huge power hitter. However, his major league career has been riddled with injuries. Having bounced around between Triple-A and the majors for most of his baseball career...
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s acquire Kyle Blanks from Padres

The Oakland Athletics have acquired first baseman and corner outfielder Kyle Blanks from the San Diego Padres. Blanks, 27, was once a top 50 prospect and has a big body but has been unable to make that translate into stats at the major league level. In parts of six seasons with the Padres he owns a .228/.310/.401 line with 28 home runs in 239 career games. The A’s sent infielder...
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Blanks Traded to the Oakland A’s for Jake Goebbert and PTBNL

After days of speculation, 1B/OF Kyle Blanks was traded to the Oakland A’s today in exchange for OF Jake Goebbert and a PTBNL via Jerry Crasnick of Blanks was hitting well in El Paso .264/.364/.651 with nine HRs in 83 ABs for the Chihuahuas this season. OF Jake Goebbert will provide minor league depth in the OF, in Sacramento this year he hit .257/.371/.505. Two Cents...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Padres trade Kyle Blanks to Athletics for minor leaguers

The Oakland Athletics & San Diego Padres have discussed a deal for Kyle Blanks a few times in the past few months but it seems those talks intensified this morning and a deal was worked out.  Jerry Crasnick of ESPN was the first to report the trade, via twitter: Kyle Blanks has been traded from #padres to #athletics for two minor leaguers, source says.— Jerry Crasnick (...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fill in with Blanks, signed X

Early yesterday afternoon the Padres announced the call-up of Kyle Blanks.  To make room for him, Xavier Nady was Designated for Assignment. Initially I couldn’t figure out why a team that dragged Mark Kotsay’s rotting carcass around for a full season would DFA X. But, Nady isn’t hitting (.135/.238/.405).  Why he isn’t hitting is harder to answer. He did get thrust into...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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