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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 MLB.com.#452687498 / 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick, Kyle Blanks

Oakland Athletics outfielders Coco Crisp and Josh Reddick could be close to returning, while first baseman Kyle Blanks is still waiting to go on a rehab assignment, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.#451928634 / gettyimages.comCrisp has not played since July 9 due to a neck issue. The A’s are hoping Crisp can use the All-Star break to completely heal, as his...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 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

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...
Via Padres Public
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Tireball.com
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 ESPN.com. 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

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 (...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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 nctimes.com 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...
Via Friarhood
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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