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Kyle Blanks needs season-ending shoulder surgery

Apr 22, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT

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Kyle Blanks‘ 2012 season is already over.

According to beat writer Dan Hayes of the North County Times, the 25-year-old corner outfielder needs surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and will not return to action this year.

Blanks made just six plate appearances for the Padres this season, tallying one hit, one walk and two strikeouts for a .200/.333/.200 slash line.

He played in only 55 games in 2011 because of Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and has been unable to build on the production he flashed (.868 OPS, 10 home runs in 54 games) as a rookie in 2009.

  1. icanspeel - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    And his career as a San Diego Padre is probably over.. So much potential, but couldn’t stay healthy

  2. jwbiii - Apr 22, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    There goes the release Orlando Hudson when Kyle Blanks comes off the DL plan.

  3. Jason @ IIATMS - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Kyle is such a good kid, I hope he can get back to showing the promise of just a few years ago.

  4. BigBeachBall - Apr 23, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    great, there goes the padre’s championship hopes….

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