Kyle Blanks Completes Winter Ball Injury Free
Kyle Blanks is on the comeback trail. The 6’6, 270 pound outfielder/first baseman is on a mission to play this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Blanks successfully made it through the Puerto Rican Winter League injury free.
Mar 16, 2012; Peoria, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Kyle Blanks (88) during an at bat during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at the Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Blanks put up decent numbers with the Carolina Gigantes, hitting .286 with two home runs and nine RBIs. He even was a triple shy of the cycle in one game for the Gigantes.
Personally I’m happy to see Blanks on the mend. I’ve always been a big believer in the guy and would like to see him contribute in 2013.
In November the Padres avoided arbitration with Blanks by signing him to a one-year $605,000 contract. That tells me the organization still believes in him too.