Kyle Blanks scratched with Achilles tendinitis.... Prince Fielder playing first base
MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletics have agreed to acquire outfielder/first baseman Kyle Blanks from the Padres in exchange for two minor leaguers, reports ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). Blanks, 27, has spent most of his big league time in the outfield, but has primarily played at first in the minors." May 15
Hardball Talk "In activating Carlos Quentin from the disabled list the Padres also sent Kyle Blanks back to Triple-A, demoting the 27-year-old outfielder without giving him much of a shot for playing time. Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reported earlier this week that the A’s are interested in trading for..." May 14
Gaslamp Ball "Kyle Blanks has worn a Padres uniform every year from 2009 to 2013 and he will again in 2014. After slugging 9 home runs for AAA El Paso, the 6'6 power hitting first baseman/outfielder returns the Padres today. If Blanks had hit one more dinger for the Chihuahuas he would have reach double digits..." May 05
Kyle Blanks avoids arbitration by agreeing to a $987,500 contract with #padres.
Barring injury, don't know how Cam Maybin displaces Denorfia/Venable/Blanks even when he's back healthy They are producing
#Padres Blanks got four stitches on his left eyelid a result of his sunglasses cutting him upon collision with wall. Otherwise he's fine.
Gaslamp Ball "Padres pitcher Eric Stults started the game. In the first Chase Headley allowed a runner on base with a fielding error. With a stolen base and single the Texas Rangers took an early 1-0 lead. All was quiet with batters retiring in order until the 3rd inning. That's when Ranger Brandon Allen..." March 09
San Diego Union-Tribune "At the plate, in the field, in seemingly every respect, they couldn’t seem more different. They even sit at opposite sides of the spring-training clubhouse. Though he’s been a major leaguer for four years – albeit sidelined on the disabled list for large parts of each of those years – Kyle..." March 06