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Padres send Kyle Blanks back to Triple-A

May 14, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

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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 Blanks, whose power and plate discipline could be a nice fit in a part-time role with Oakland.

San Diego may want to keep Blanks around as insurance considering how often Quentin tends to need time on the disabled list, but at this point it seems safe to say that the former top prospect would get more of an opportunity elsewhere.

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  1. icanspeel - May 14, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Between Maybin, Quentin, Venable, Denorfia, Smith, the Padres have too many outfielders.. of course Quentin and Maybin are most likely to get injured again, but still doesn’t leave Blanks much playing time.

  2. yahmule - May 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Meanwhile, Yonder Alonso could get nine hits in his next nine AB’s and still not be hitting his weight.

    • yahmule - May 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      Spoiler alert: He wont.

  3. blabidibla - May 14, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    If Quentin can somehow manage to stay on the field through the trade deadline, the Padres must trade him. He’s just eating salary and playing time for a non-contender. Let the young talent play.

    • chargrz - May 14, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      Talent?

      • blabidibla - May 14, 2014 at 1:35 PM

        They have good young players. I do, however, question the Padres ability to develop that talent.

  4. robco92 - May 14, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    GM Josh Byrnes just wants Alonso to stick so the trade for Latos doesn’t look bad. Blanks has not gotten a true shot, when he did he got injured. Now he is healthy, if the A’s trade for him I be the mashes on that team. Padres would rather have a bunch of guys hitting in the low .200s because they are good guys, just give Blanks 109 at bats straight like they did Alonso, and see who has better numbers.

    • ch0psuey - May 14, 2014 at 3:51 PM

      I keep waiting for Alonso to break out but all I mostly see is hard hit ground balls to 1st or 2nd base.

  5. straightouttavtown - May 15, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Send both Blanks and Michael Taylor (A’s) to the Rockies and they would be tearing the cover off the ball at Coors Field just like Blackmon.

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