Wednesday, July 24, 2013

San Diego Padres' Blanks On DL With Achilles Tendonitis

San Diego Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks has been bothered with Achilles tendonitis in his left heel frequently
since the team's trip to Colorado in early June.
The tendonitis flared up again during the three games in Boston from July 2-4. During those games he missed one and played designated hitter for another.
Blanks was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 12th and will be able to rest his aching left heel.
"This give us an opportunity to let it quiet down," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He'll stay off it for a week or so."
While on the disabled list, Blanks has been playing catch and hit but has been staying away from cardio and running.
Blanks has been plagued by various injuries since joining the major leagues in 2009. He was having the best year of his career in nearly every offensive category, including doubles, RBIs, and games played. He was hitting .256 with 13 doubles, eight home runs, and 34 RBIs in 67 games this season. Let's hope when he comes back from the disabled list, he'll continue his career setting highs.
Reference: MLB
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