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Kyle Blanks

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Rangers | Kyle Blanks not yet cleared

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:53:06 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Kyle Blanks (Achilles') has not yet been cleared to resume baseball activities.

Fantasy Tip: Blanks can be a cheap source of power for FantasyScore players, but he continues to have issues staying healthy.

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Rangers | Kyle Blanks scratched

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:40:37 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Kyle Blanks (Achilles') was scratched from the lineup Wednesday, June 17, against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to Achilles' tendinitis in both his right and left legs.

Fantasy Tip: Blanks ($2,600; or 5.2% of cap) has had a difficult time staying healthy during his career. He could be a low-end power source for FantasyScore players, but he needs to stay healthy first.

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Rangers | Prince Fielder sitting vs. Dodgers

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:50:26 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 17. 1B Kyle Blanks is batting fourth and playing first base against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Fielder ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is likely receiving a night off with a dominant lefty on the hill. Blanks ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) has tremendous power upside, but against Kershaw, he should be viewed as nothing more than flier for FantasyScore contests Wednesday.

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Rangers | Kyle Blanks starting in left field

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:33:31 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Kyle Blanks is starting in left field Tuesday, June 16, against the Los Angeles Dodgers and LHP Brett Anderson. Blanks will hit from the cleanup spot, while 2B Rougned Odor comes out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Blanks ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) was activated from the disabled list before the game June 11, against the Oakland Athletics, and he has gone hitless in one start and one appearance as a pinch-hitter since. Blanks is hitting .304 against lefties on the season, and he has three home runs in 23 plate appearances this year. Blanks can be considered as a cost-effective GPP option.

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Rangers | Kyle Blanks activated

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:19:15 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Kyle Blanks (cyst) was activated from the 15-day disabled list after dealing with a pilonidal cyst and hit cleanup against the Oakland Athletics Thursday, June 11. Blanks went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in his return.

Fantasy Tip: Not only is Blanks ($2,600, 5.2% of cap), but he was slotted in a premier spot in the lineup in his return. He has only played in 16 games so far this season, but he does have three home runs in just 19 at-bats against lefties. He has some sleeper potential at FantasyScore in the right matchup.

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Rangers | Mitch Moreland sitting vs. lefty

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:21:01 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics left-handed SP Scott Kazmir Thursday, June 11. 1B Kyle Blanks, who was activated from the disabled list Thursday, is starting at first base and hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Blanks ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) was hitting well before his injury, and he was 7-for-19 (.368) with all three of his home runs against southpaws this season before going on the DL. Kazmir has struggled since being pushed back due to a minor injury, too. Still, Blanks profiles as nothing more than a sleeper pick with power upside today.

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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.

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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.

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