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Rangers | Kyle Blanks to the DL

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:41:02 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Kyle Blanks (undisclosed) went on the 15-day disabled list with a cyst in an undisclosed location Friday, May 22. OF Jake Smolinski will return to the majors to replace him.

Fantasy Tip: Blanks ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) lost his everyday role as a starter at first base once Mitch Moreland came off the DL recently, so he had become an afterthought at FantasyScore. Smolinski is likely to be a bench option with Delino DeShields Jr. moving into a starting role in the outfield and with Josh Hamilton's (shoulder) debut on the horizon next week.

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Rangers | Leonys Martin out of lineup Tuesday

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:55:38 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin is not in the lineup Tuesday, May 19, against the Boston Red Sox. Kyle Blanks is in left field and batting fifth, and Delino DeShields Jr. is batting ninth and in center.

Fantasy Tip: Martin ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is out of the lineup because the Rangers are facing left-handed hurler Wade Miley. Manager Jeff Banister said DeShields is not platooning with Martin for the time being. DeShields ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) may make a decent alternative for Tuesday's game, and Kyle Blanks ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is making just his second left-field start at Fenway. Blanks should be left alone.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Evan Grant

Rangers | Kyle Blanks in LF against Indians

Fri, 15 May 2015 13:38:56 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Kyle Blanks is starting in left field and hitting fifth in the batting order against Cleveland Indians SP Bruce Chen Friday, May 15.

Fantasy Tip: Blanks ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has hit-for well in his short time with the Rangers this year, going 16-for-51 (.314) with three home runs and six RBI. Against the soft-tossing left-handed Chen tonight, Blanks sets up as an attractive sleeper piece to your FantasyScore lineups.

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Rangers | Mitch Moreland to start rehab assignment

Fri, 08 May 2015 11:04:56 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (elbow) will start a three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock Saturday, May 9, and he'll likely come off the disabled list Wednesday, May 13. 1B Kyle Blanks is currently playing first base, but the team has talked to him about playing some outfield. Blanks still has minor league options, though.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear exactly what the Rangers will do at first base when Moreland ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) returns, but you'd have to think he'll at least be on the strong side of a platoon with Blanks, who has hit well in a small sample size in his time in Texas. Moreland is an under-the-radar value play in the right matchups at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Jeff Wilson

Rangers | Kyle Blanks making season debut

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:41:19 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Kyle Blanks, who was called up from the minors earlier in the day, is starting at first base and hitting seventh in the batting order against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez Wednesday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Blanks will be a cheap FantasyScore option with Mitch Moreland (elbow) on the disabled list. He's worth a look in deep AL-only leagues for his fleeting value, but he won't help you in average, and he has only hit double-digit home runs once back in 2009. Avoid him in daily games Wednesday against King Felix.

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Rangers | Mitch Moreland going under knife

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:00:36 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (elbow) will undergo surgery Wednesday, April 29, to remove loose bodies from his left elbow. "I'd probably miss more time two or three days at a time trying to wait it out than we would just than we would just going ahead and getting it out," Moreland said. "Being back in a couple of weeks, I think that's the plan going in and cleaning up the bone chips and being ready to go at that 15-day mark." 1B Kyle Blanks is likely to come up from Triple-A Round Rock.

Fantasy Tip: Blanks has good power, and now that he's out of San Diego and in the Arlington jet stream, he's a player to watch.

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Rangers | Kyle Blanks coming up

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:16:41 -0700

The Texas Rangers will promote 1B Kyle Blanks from Triple-A Round Rock Wednesday, April 29. He will replace 1B Mitch Moreland (elbow) on the active roster.

Fantasy Tip: Blanks has been flexing his muscle on the farm, hitting .327 with three homers and 11 RBIs for the Express. He could be a cheap source of power for FantasyScore owners, and he always has been since his time in San Diego. His biggest problem is being able to stay healthy and hit for average.

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Rangers | Kyle Blanks to be limited

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:31:12 -0800

Texas Rangers 1B Kyle Blanks (calf) is making strides as he recovers from a calf injury last year. He won't figure into playing time early on in spring training in left field because the team wants him to focus on his health. Blanks will be limited to first base and designated hitter to begin spring camp.

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Rangers | Kyle Blanks viewed as 1B/DH

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:13:23 -0800

Texas Rangers 1B Kyle Blanks (calf) is not expected to play outfield for the team, and he is still rehabbing the calf injury he suffered last season.

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Rangers | Kyle Blanks signs

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:58:58 -0800

The Texas Rangers signed free-agent 1B Kyle Blanks (Athletics) to a minor league deal Monday, Dec. 15.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman