Kyle Blanks 1B TEX 4 weeks 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.

Kyle Blanks 1B TEX 1 month 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.

Kyle Blanks 1B TEX 2 months ago

Blanks has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with left and right Achilles tendinitis, John Ryan of the Rangers' Team Website reports.

Blanks was a late scratch before Wednesday's game and was left out of the lineup Thursday due to tendinitis in both Achilles tendons. The Rangers recalled Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move.

Kyle Blanks 1B TEX 2 months ago

Blanks (Achilles) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

Blanks was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup due to tendinitis in both Achilles tendons, and he'll remain out Thursday as Mitch Moreland starts at first base. Continue to consider Blanks day-to-day.

Kyle Blanks 1B TEX 2 months ago

Blanks has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to tendinitis in both Achilles tendons, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Blanks was initially slated to play first and bat cleanup, but soreness in both Achilles tendons will keep him out of Wednesday's contest. Prince Fielder will take Blanks' place in the field and the order.

Kyle Blanks 1B TEX 2 months ago

Blanks (back) was activated from the DL on Thursday.

He will stick up with the big league club and should see the occasional start at first base or DH when Mitch Moreland is given the day off.

Kyle Blanks 1B TEX 2 months ago

Blanks isn't being viewed as an option in left field immediately upon his return, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Expect Blanks to get his swing back in order before Texas entertains the idea of sliding him to left field for a few games a week.

Kyle Blanks 1B TEX 2 months ago

Blanks (back) will join the Rangers on Friday in Kansas City, and he may be activated from the disabled list as soon as Sunday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

With Jake Smolinski struggling, the Rangers have sped up Blanks' timeline, as they need a right-handed batter to platoon with Mitch Moreland at first base. Blanks probably won't be activated until Tuesday's game against the A's, but there is some chance he returns Sunday.

Kyle Blanks 1B TEX 2 months ago

Blanks (back) will go to Arizona to rehab his injury at the team's spring training complex Thursday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

There's no firm timetable on Blanks, but as long as Mitch Moreland and Prince Fielder are healthy, he won't figure prominently into the Rangers' plans.

Kyle Blanks 1B TEX 2 months ago

Blanks was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday with a cyst on his lower back, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Blanks was held out of the lineup several times over the last week and will now land on the disabled list. The Rangers recalled Jake Smolinski in a corresponding move Friday.