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Athletics Injury Update: Craig Gentry, Kyle Blanks, Nick Punto

According to Jane Lee of, Craig Gentry has made significant strides in his return from a broken right hand. He stayed in Oakland when the team went on their road trip, and has begun to hit soft toss, and off a tee.  "When we were at home, he was all right throwing some, but it was when he was gripping the bat he was having some troubles," manager Bob Melvin...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday, August 11th: Vermont Wins Behind J.P. Sportman’s Hot Bat while Kyle Blanks Homers in Sacramento Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Outfielder J.P. Sportman (3 for 5 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)   NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season) Vermont Lake Monsters  6 Auburn Doubledays             2 WP – Perez 2-2 / 4.22 HR – Sportman (3) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder J.P. Sportman (3 for 5 / Home Run / 2 RBIs) Center fielder J.P. Sportman continued his hot...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Jed Lowrie, Kyle Blanks

Oakland Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie is still out of the lineup after he bruised his right index finger, according to Jane Lee and Aaron Leibowitz of  Sports Injury Alert reportedon Wednesday that Lowrie had bruised his finger on a ground ball in the fourth inning of Monday night’s game.  The A’s are also missing first baseman, Kyle Blanks, who suffered a calf...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Kyle Blanks could start rehab Tuesday

The Oakland A's fell to the Kansas City Royals in the final game of a weekend series by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the A's to 67-43, first in the American League West, but the race is tightening with the fast charging Los Angeles Angels not far behind. An offense that is leading the league in runs scored could get an additional boost soon, as first baseman Kyle ...
Via MLB Injury News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Yoenis Cespedes, Kyle Blanks, Stephen Vogt

Oakland Athletics slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is recovering from injury and made his return on Friday. Key role players Kyle Blanks and Stephen Vogt are also recovering from injuries as reported by Jane Lee from / gettyimages.comYoenis CespedesThe Cuban slugger's right thumb sprain kept him out of the lineup on Thursday. On Friday, the team welcomed...
Via Sports Injury Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Kyle Blanks will go on DL

The Oakland A's lost a 7-6 decision to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday to fall to 47-29 on the season. Stephen Vogt and John Jaso each hit a home run for the A's. Fernando Abad gave up a run in the 10th inning to take the loss. Even with the loss, the A's have a comfortable five game lead in the American League West. The A's appeared to have lost first base man...
Via MLB Injury News
June 24, 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

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...
Via Friarhood
May 15, 2014  |  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...
Via Padres Public
June 24, 2013  |  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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