Kyle Blanks 1B/LF.. OAK 13 Days

Blanks (calf) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Sunday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Blanks ran the bases several times this week, and it appears the results were favorable enough to clear him to participate in rehab games. First base has been a bit of a revolving door for the Athletics this season, so Blanks has a slight chance to see some playing time after going 17-for-55 at the dish during his prior time with the team.

Kyle Blanks 1B/LF.. OAK 16 Days

Blanks (calf) is scheduled to run the bases Tuesday and Thursday and if that goes well, he will go on a rehab assignment shortly after, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

Kyle Blanks 1B/LF.. OAK 28 Days

Kyle Blanks said Wednesday his injured left calf is "doing better, a lot better."

Blanks is dealing with a slight tear in the calf, and he's been on the disabled list since June 23. A's manager Bob Melvin said Blanks is nearing a rehab assignment but is still probably at least a week away. A return in mid-August appears like the most likely scenario for the 27-year-old.

Kyle Blanks 1B/LF.. OAK 2 Months

An MRI on Kyle Blanks' left calf has revealed a slight tear.

Blanks is eligible to return on July 8, but that won't happen. "He's gonna be a while," Athletics manager Bob Melvin said. There's no timetable for Blanks' return.

Kyle Blanks 1B/LF.. OAK 2 Months

Kyle Blanks (calf) is swinging a bat but has yet to do any running.

Blanks has been out of commission for the last week due to a strained left calf. It's not clear when he'll be allowed to do any running, but obviously that will be the biggest test to determine when he might return.

Kyle Blanks 1B/LF.. OAK 2 Months

Athletics placed 1B/OF/DH Kyle Blanks on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 23, with a strained left calf.

The injury has bothered Blanks for the past few days and now he'll get some extended rest. Josh Reddick has been activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move and will take his place on the active roster.

Kyle Blanks 1B/LF.. OAK 2 Months

Kyle Blanks returned to action on Sunday June 22.

Kyle Blanks 1B/LF.. OAK 2 Months

Kyle Blanks was removed from Sunday's contest against the Red Sox due to a strained left calf.

Blanks had been dealing with stiffness in that same calf which caused him to sit out of Saturday's game. It's likely that he'll need a day or two to rest and recuperate before rejoining the A's lineup.

Kyle Blanks 1B/LF.. OAK 2 Months

Kyle Blanks is currently dealing with some stiffness in his left calf.

It's not a big surprise, Blanks appeared to be in discomfort while running the bases on Friday. Athletics manager Bob Melvin will likely try to stay away from using him Saturday at the very least.

Kyle Blanks 1B/LF.. OAK 3 Months

Athletics acquired OF Kyle Blanks from the Padres for LHP Jake Goebbert and a player to be named later.

Blanks finally gets a chance of scenery after posting a .712 OPS in parts of six seasons with the Padres. The 27-year-old first baseman and corner outfielder has a big body, enticing minor league power numbers, and was once rated a Top 50 prospect by Baseball America. The A's will hope some upside remains.