Padres avoided arbitration with OF/1B Kyle Blanks by agreeing to a one-year, $987,500 contract.
Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune believes that the Padres could look to deal a reserve outfielder at the winter meetings, either Kyle Blanks or Jesus Guzman, for bullpen help.
Kyle Blanks is not in the Padres' lineup Thursday due to nagging Achilles and shoulder discomfort.
Kyle Blanks left Tuesday's game against the Pirates due to illness.
Padres activated OF Kyle Blanks from the 15-day disabled list.
Kyle Blanks (heel) could rejoin the Padres on Saturday.
Kyle Blanks (heel) could return to the Padres when rosters expand on Sunday.
Kyle Blanks (heel) will play the outfield in a rehab game Monday night at Triple-A Tucson.
Kyle Blanks (Achilles) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday.
Kyle Blanks (Achilles) is likely to begin a rehab assignment early next week.
Kyle Blanks (Achilles) jogged for 15 minutes on a treadmill Thursday.
Kyle Blanks (Achilles) won't try running until Thursday.
Kyle Blanks (Achilles) will attempt to resume running when the Padres are in Colorado next week.
Kyle Blanks (Achilles) is not close to returning to the Padres.