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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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
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

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

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

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 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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