7DKyle Blanks
1B TEX
5 months ago

Blanks was scratched from Thursday's spring training game with a right Achilles injury, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blanks has had surgery on both heels and was dealing with pain in that same Achilles earlier in spring training. Blanks is in the running for a bench job in San Francisco if he can get healthy, but if not, it will open the door for a player like Grant Green or Gorkys Hernandez to grab that open outfield spot on the Giants roster.

7DKyle Blanks
1B TEX
6 months ago

Blanks (Achilles) smacked his second home run of the spring against the White Sox on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Blanks is recovering from surgery on both of his Achilles tendons this offseason. His strong start in spring training is a good sign for his health and for his chances to stick with the Giants this season. Blanks was signed to a minor league contract in November, so the Giants weren't expecting him to be on the 25-man roster. If he can continue to flash his power then Blanks may force San Francisco's hand, especially considering their need for right-handed power off of the bench.

7DKyle Blanks
1B TEX
9 months ago

Blanks (Achilles) has agreed to a minor league contract with the Giants, pending a physical, Andrew Baggarly of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

The "pending a physical" part is no formality with Blanks, who was limited to 18 games last season due to Achilles tendinitis, and had to have both Achilles' tendons operated on in the offseason. Blanks brings some pop and can draw a walk, but he's limited defensively. A short-end platoon role with Brandon Belt at first base would likely be a best-case scenario for Blanks in 2016.

7DKyle Blanks
1B TEX
10 months ago

Blanks has elected free agency, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Blanks fared well when on the field for a second consecutive season, his issues with Achilles tendinitis persisted, limiting him to a mere 18 games for Texas. He was outrighted off the Rangers' 40-man roster last week. The 29-year-old will look to latch on with another club, but his availability for the start of spring training is uncertain after he had surgery on both of his Achillies' tendons in September.

7DKyle Blanks
1B TEX
10 months ago

Blanks was outrighted from the 40-man roster Wednesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blanks had surgery on both of his Achilles near the beginning of September and it remains to be seen how healthy he might be heading into the offseason. The 29-year-old does have the option to become a free agent, however it remains to be seen whether he will accept his assignment to Triple-A Round Rock.

7DKyle Blanks
1B TEX
12 months ago

Blanks will undergo season-ending surgery on both of his Achilles on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blanks rehab assignment obviously didn't go as planned, and he'll now miss the remainder of the campaign as a result. When healthy next season, he could compete for a roster spot somewhere.

7DKyle Blanks
1B TEX
1 year ago

Blanks (Achilles) will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday at Triple-A Round Rock, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blanks has been out more than two months with tendinitis in his Achilles, and he'll finally begin a rehab assignment two weeks after being transferred to the 60-day DL. Given the length of his absence, Blanks will likely require at least a handful of rehab appearances.

7DKyle Blanks
1B TEX
1 year ago

Texas Rangers outfielder Kyle Blanks was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday as he continues to recover from an Achilles injury, according to MLB.com. Blanks' transfer opens up a 40-man roster spot for first baseman Mike Napoli, who was acquired earlier Friday from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations.

7DKyle Blanks
1B TEX
1 year ago

Blanks (Achilles) still isn't running and isn't expected to return soon, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Blanks has resumed hitting, so he's at least made some kind of progress. The Rangers haven't provided a timetable, but a return in late July or early August may be in play.

7DKyle Blanks
1B TEX
1 year ago

Blanks (Achilles) has not started a rehab assignment.

The Rangers haven't provided much in the way of details regarding Blanks' progress or an expected return date. With that in mind, it seems likely that he'll remain on the shelf until after the All-Star break.