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32 Kyle Blanks 1B
Height/Weight: 6-6/264 | Birthdate: 9/11/1986 | Birthplace: Sellersville, PA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: Yavapai College | MLB Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 916.00
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Rangers' Kyle Blanks encouraged by Achilles recovery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Rangers first baseman Kyle Blanks told reporters he's encouraged by his recovery from an Achilles injury, FOX Sports Southwest. Blanks, who is in camp as a non-roster invitee, has been running for nearly three weeks without any setbacks. He's not expected to play in the outfield to start out training camp.

Rangers' Kyle Blanks won't play in outfield at start of camp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Kyle Blanks, who will be in camp as a non-roster invitee, is making progress in his rehab from a calf injury, per FOX Sports Southwest.

Blanks isn't expected to factor into the left-field situation at the outset of camp since Texas wants him to focus on getting back to 100 percent. He will be limited to playing at first base and DH initially.

"He's one of those guys we'll probably take it slow early on," Daniels said. "There's some sentiment that as good as athlete he is for a big man to help keep him healthy we're probably going to keep him out of the outfield, at least early on. He's checked every box. He's been rehabbing out in Arizona."


Report: Rangers agree to minor-league deal with Kyle Blanks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) The Rangers agreed to a minor-league deal with outfielder/first baseman Kyle Blanks, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

Blanks has a career .234/.319/.407/.726 slash line over six MLB seasons. He also has 30 home runs, 37 doubles and 105 RBI in 260 games.


Report: John Mayberry, Jr., Kyle Blanks on Mets' radar


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Free agent outfielders/first basemen John Mayberry, Jr. and Kyle Blanks are two nontendered players who are on the Mets' radar, Newsday reports.

Either player would fit the needs of the team as potential options at first base or in a corner outfield spot. Mayberry hit .212/.310/.425 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 146 at-bats between the Phillies and Blue Jays in 2014. Blanks hit .309/.409/.436 with two home runs and seven RBI in 55 at-bats between the Padres and A's.


A's allow Kyle Blanks, Andrew Brown to become free agents


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Athletics have non-tendered contracts to first baseman Kyle Blanks and outfielder Andrew Brown, according to MLB.com on Tuesday. Both players were designated for assignment earlier in the week and are now free agents.

A's designate Josh Lindblom and Kyle Banks for assignment


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2014) The Oakland Athletics designated pitcher Josh Lindblom and first baseman Kyle Blanks for assignment Friday.

Lindblom has made 110 appearances during his four-year career, producing a 3.82 ERA. Blanks is a career .234 hitter over six seasons.


Kyle Blanks transferred to 60-day disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) The Athletics transferred first baseman Kyle Blanks to the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

Blanks has missed a little more than two months since going on the disabled list, so the move is strictly procedural. He remains out indefinitely while dealing with an Achilles injury.


Kyle Blanks 'shut down for a while' with Achilles tendinitis


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Athletics first baseman Kyle Blanks will be "shut down for a while" with tendinitis in his injured Achilles, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Blanks has been on the disabled list since June 23 with the injury. He owns a .309/.409/.436 line with two home runs and seven RBI in 55 at-bats.


Kyle Blanks to have MRI Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Athletics infielder Kyle Blanks will have an MRI on his feet, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Blanks said both his feet have started bothering him on his rehab assignment. He's been sidelined since June 22 due to a calf injury. It doesn't look like he'll be able to join the major-league club any time soon.


Kyle Blanks has yet to play a full game of rehab


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Athletics infielder Kyle Blanks hasn't played a full rehab game yet, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Blanks is attempting to return from a calf strain. He's been playing every other day at Triple-A, but hasn't played a full nine innings yet. Blanks could return to action soon despite not completing a game. 


Kyle Blanks reaches base three times in rehab game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Athletics first baseman Kyle Blanks began a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Sacramento, MLB.com reports. He went 1 for 2 with two walks and a run, in his first game action since suffering a calf strain.

Kyle Blanks to begin rehab assignment Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Athletics first baseman Kyle Blanks is set to begin a rehab assignment Satuday, likely with Triple-A Sacramento, MLB.com reports. Blanks is working his way back from a calf strain.

Kyle Blanks eyeing start of rehab assignment


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Athletics first baseman Kyle Blanks in tentatively scheduled to start a minor-league rehab assignment Sunday, MLB.com reports. Manager Bob Melvin has not indicated where he'll play his minor-league games.

Blanks is working his way back from a calf injury. He's been sidelined since June 22. He hit .309 over 55 at-bats this season.


Kyle Blanks does sprints Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Athletics first baseman Kyle Blanks did sprints around the bases Tuesday to test his injured calf, the Oakland Tribune reports.

Blanks hopes to begin a rehab assignment soon. He has been sidelined since June 22 with the injury.


Kyle Blanks to run the bases Wednesday and Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Athletics outfielder/first baseman Kyle Blanks (calf) will run the bases Wednesday and Friday, per MLB.com. If all goes well, then he will begin a rehab assignment.

Kyle Blanks doing 'a lot better'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Athletics infielder Kyle Blanks is doing "a lot better," but remains at least a week away from a rehab assignment, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Blanks has been sidelined since June 22 due to a calf injury. In 55 at-bats in the majors, Blanks has hit .309.


Kyle Blanks still 'at least a week away' from rehab assignment


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Athletics first baseman Kyle Blanks did some running in the outfield prior to Friday's game against the Orioles and is "at least a week away" from starting a minor-league rehab assignment, MLB.com reports. Blanks has been sidelined since June 22 because of a left calf injury. He remains without a concrete timetable for return.


Kyle Blanks has 'slight tear' in calf


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Athletics first baseman Kyle Blanks had a follow-up MRI taken on his injured left calf Saturday which revealed a more serious injury than initially thought.

Blanks, who has yet to resume physical activies, was diagnosed with a slight tear in his calf, according to CSNBayArea.com. His stint on the disabled list will now be longer than expected, though there remains no specific timeline for his return. 


Kyle Blanks yet to run


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Athletics first baseman Kyle Blanks has yet to run as he recovers from a strained calf, MLB.com reports.

Blanks has been able to hit and play catch, but the real test will be how his calf responds to running. He is eligible to come off the disabled list July 8; whether he is able to do so is up in the air.


Athletics put Kyle Blanks on DL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) The Athletics placed first baseman Kyle Blanks on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf. The move is retroactive to Monday.

Blanks was forced out of Sunday's game due to the injury, which he originally suffered Friday.


Kyle Blanks aggravates calf injury Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Athletics first baseman Kyle Blanks left Sunday's game against the Red Sox with a left calf strain. Blanks came into the game as questionable because of the injury.

Derek Norris, Kyle Blanks able to go


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris (arm) and first baseman Kyle Blanks (calf) were back in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox. Both players suffered minor injuries Friday and did not play Saturday.

Kyle Blanks should be back by Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Athletics first baseman Kyle Blanks was not available Saturday against the Red Sox due to a strained calf, suffered in the team's game Friday according to MLB.com.

Blanks strained his left calf Friday, but manager Bob Melvin expects the right-handed half of his first base platoon to be back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against a lefty starter. 


Kyle Blanks hits second home run Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Athletics first baseman Kyle Blanks hit his second home run Saturday.

Blanks led off the seventh inning against Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. On the first pitch of the at-bat, Blanks belted an 89 mph fastball out to left center for the solo shot. He also walked during the contest. Blanks finished 1 for 3, with one run and one RBI.


Kyle Blanks hits first Oakland home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Athletics first baseman Kyle Blanks hit his first home run with his new team Monday while going 2 for 3 with a walk and three runs in his team's 10-0 win over the Tigers.

Blanks was just 2 for 10 with the Padres before being traded, but he's 4 for 14 with his new team, with three of his hits coming in his last two games. Blanks should continue to see time at first base against left-handed pitching.