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Kyle Blanks

PEORIA, AZ-- Kyle Blanks has earned a golden opportunity with the San Diego Padres, as Adrian Gonzalez plays in the World Baseball Classic. It is one that the hulking first baseman doesn't plan on squandering.

You have a chance to receive extended playing time with Adrian Gonzalez in Mexico – how does that benefit you? Kyle Blanks: Just getting ABs in – getting an opportunity to see more of the pitching. Last year I didn't hit much and it's definitely a good chance just to see it and become acclimated to it. You were more successful off right-handed pitching than left-handed last season. Was there...

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