by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks is beginning to come around offensively. He's batting .308 (4 for 13) with two home runs and five RBI in his last four games, prompting manager Bud Black to say a great opportunity awaits Blanks.
"His future is right in front of him, and it's bright, as long as we can keep him on the field," Black said during an interview with MLB Network Radio.
Kyle Blanks lifts off vs. Nationals
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks reached base twice as he launched his third home run of the season Sunday afternoon against the Nationals.
Blanks took starter Dan Haren deep for a two-run home run in the fifth inning. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI in a 13-4 victory.
Blanks is hitting .308 (4 for 13) with two homers and five RBI in his last four games.
Give Kyle Blanks a look
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks hit his second home run of the season Wednesday, snapping an 0-for-6 slide that saw his batting average drop more than 40 points.
Blanks is hitting .250 in 20 appearances, and our Nando Di Fino thinks he might be worth a look in NL-only Fantasy formats, in his latest Waiver Wire column. Nando is banking on Blanks turning his gaudy minor-league numbers into something resembling production at the major-league level, so Wednesday's home run is certainly a start.
Blanks isn't the safest option, but he is just 26 years old with upside, on an offense-starved team. If he can start hitting the ball reasonably well, Fantasy owners looking for a punch in NL-only formats might want to keep an eye on him.
Kyle Blanks ends home run drought
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks hit a solo home run and finished 1 for 5 with two runs Wednesday at Baltimore. Blanks homered for the second time this season and first time in 16 games.
Since batting .455 in his first four games, Blanks is batting .195 (8 for 41) in his last 16 games, dropping his average to .250.
Kyle Blanks available for Padres
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks is available for the club after crashing into the outfield wall over the weekend, MLB.com reports. He said that his shoulder is still sore but it won't keep him from playing.
The 26-year-old was out of the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.
Blanks, who received four stitches as a result of the collision, does not stand to see a ton of playing time going forward with Carlos Quentin back from suspension.
Kyle Blanks sits out again
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks was held out for the second straight contest on Tuesday night against the Brewers.
The 26-year-old has been feeling better after receiving four stitches on his left eyelid over the weekend, but with Carlos Quentin back from suspension, he will resume his role as a bench player.
Kyle Blanks not in Monday's lineup
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks was not in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Brewers. He needed four stitches on his left eyelid after crashing into the outfield wall Sunday.
Blanks is batting .250 through 20 at-bats with one homer and three RBI.
Kyle Blanks stitched up after hitting outfield wall
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks received four stitches on his left eyelid a result of his sunglasses cutting hiim when he crashed into the outfield wall.
Blanks smacked head-first into the outfield wall after making a catch in the sixth inning and was forced out of Sunday's game against the Giants. Jesus Guzman shifted to left field and Yonder Alonso entered the game to take Blanks' place.
Blanks went 0 for 2 before leaving the game and is hitting .250/.333/.450 with a home run and three RBI in 22 at-bats. His status for Monday's game is up in the air.
Kyle Blanks off to fast start since recall
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks homered and managed a second straight multi-hit game Wednesday against the Dodgers. Since being recalled from the minors, Blanks is batting .455 (5 for 11) with a double, home run, three runs and three RBI in four games.
Kyle Blanks worth consideration in NL-only
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/17/2013) With Carlos Quentin suspended, an opening in the Padres' lineup has allowed former top prospect Kyle Blanks to grab some at-bats and show what he's capable of contributing.
He's started two games in a row now, and already has a double and two runs scored. The oft-injured 26-year-old hit 10 homers for the Padres in 148 at-bats in 2009, and sported a career .304 average and .905 OPS in the minors, hitting 20 or more homers twice.
Staying healthy may not be the problem for Blanks now, though -- it's fighting for playing time with Will Venable, Chris Denorfia, Quentin, and Cameron Maybin. NL-only owners looking to gamble with an OF may want to add Blanks and hope for him to emerge, but he carries too much risk to be embraced in anything shallower.
Padres bring up Kyle Blanks
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) The Padres recalled outfielder Kyle Blanks from Triple-A Tucson Sunday to provide some depth on the bench. Blanks, 26, recorded three doubles and seven runs scored during his first eight games with Tucson to begin the season.
Strong spring can't save Kyle Blanks
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) Padres first baseman Kyle Blanks had a terrific spring, but it was not enough to earn him a spot on the team's roster. The Padres announced Friday that Blanks had been optioned to Triple-A to begin the season.
Blanks batted .359 with a 1.051 on-base plus slugging percentage in the spring, but the team was unable to find a place on the roster for him. He will begin the season at Tucson.
Blanks essentially lost the entire 2012 season after just a handful of games, undergoing surgery to repair a labrum tear in his non-throwing shoulder. Blanks has a .905 career OPS in the minors, but has yet to sustain that success against major-league pitching.
Blanks aiming to stay healthy
(2/17/2013) Padres first baseman/outfielder Kyle Blanks has spent 320 games on the disabled list over the last three and a half seasons due to numerous injuries. The former top prospect told the U-T San Diego on Sunday that he is glad San Diego has stuck with him and hopes to get back to healthy ways in 2013. At this point, all I can do is play and stay healthy, said Blanks. I know where I stand, what Im up against. I cant afford to get hurt again. Im thankful the Padres gave me this opportunity. I cant squander it."