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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 11:02:21 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Kyle Blanks (eye) grounded out to third base in an appearance as a pinch hitter Friday, April 26. Manager Bud Black said he would return to the starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, April 27.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:33:24 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Kyle Blanks (eye, back) is questionable for pinch-hitting duties Monday, April 22. OF Mark Kotsay is starting in left field.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:28:19 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Kyle Blanks (eye, back) required six stitches for a gash suffered to his left eyelid after a collision with the outfield wall Sunday, April 21. He also reported "soreness" in his back after the game against the San Francisco Giants.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:32:11 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist), who is dealing with a right wrist impingement, is in a split that he'll wear for the next week.
Fantasy Tip: Maybin's injury could take a while for him to recover from. Chris Denorfia has moved over to center field, and Kyle Blanks, along with Jesus Guzman will benefit from increased playing time. The oft-injured Blanks has teased with his power profile before but hasn't been able to stay healthy to deliver. He's had trouble with breaking pitches in the past, too, but should be owned in NL-only formats now that he's back in the bigs and healthy.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:11:46 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) may be the likeliest candidate to be replaced on the roster when the Padres activate 3B Chase Headley (thumb) from the disabled list sometime in the next few days, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center. OF Carlos Quentin is serving an eight-game suspension, forcing the club to play with only 24 players. 2B/3B Jedd Gyorko is expected to move to second base. INF/OF Alexi Amarista is unlikely to be demoted because he'd be the team's only backup infielder, and he's hot. 1B/OF Mark Kotsay (hamstring) has a mild hamstring strain but can play through it. Maybin is hitting .091 and was a late scratch from the Friars' game on Tuesday, April 16, because of pain in his right wrist, an injury that has bothered him for parts of the last two campaigns.
Fantasy Tip: Maybin has tended to be a streaky hitter, but this might also help to explain his slow start. It's unclear how long he'd be sidelined if he did hit the DL, but it'd obviously be for at least two weeks from today. Stay tuned. Chris Denorfia or Kyle Blanks would be the likeliest beneficiaries in terms of PT, and either would deserve consideration in NL-only formats as well as select deep mixed leagues, depending on his PT. Maybin was also bothered by back pain recently but has played since.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 13:07:43 -0700
The San Diego Padres have recalled OF Kyle Blanks from Triple-A Tucson. In a corresponding move, the team optioned SP Thad Weber to Triple-A Tucson.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:33:36 -0700
The San Diego Padres optioned OF Kyle Blanks and P Tom Layne to Triple-A Tucson Friday, March 29.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:12:06 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Kyle Blanks (shoulder) is fully healthy this spring after missing most of last season with a torn left labrum in his shoulder. Blanks hit .286 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 18 games in the Puerto Rican Winter League. "We've seen some very good things out of Kyle," said manager Bud Black. "Hopefully now he can continue to be the player we want him to be, the player he thinks he can be. There's talent in there. He can run, throws well, has good hands, and you look at the Minor League numbers, it's there."
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:53:39 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Kyle Blanks (shoulder) and 3B James Darnell (shoulder) are making their way back from shoulder injuries, and welcome the 38-game Cactus League schedule to work their way back into shape. "Spring training work is still quality over quantity, but if I got 20 extra at-bats because of the extra games, I'd take them," Darnell said Tuesday, Feb. 19. "I'm playing any time they want me to play where ever they want me to play."
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:04:07 -0800
The San Diego Padres have reached an agreement with OF Kyle Blanks for the 2013 season, avoiding arbitration. He remains on the 40-man roster at a price tag of $605,000.