San Diego Padres Notebook from DC
Kyle Blanks
Kyle Blanks
Posted Jul 25, 2009
John Conniff

WASHINGTON DC: Henry Blanco is getting ready to come off of the disabled list and will probably be sent out on a rehab assignment while the Padres are in Cincinnati, the series after DC, possibly to San Antonio, where Padres' manager Bud Black said half in jest, “he's a legend”.

  • Black does not expect David Eckstein to come off of the disabled list for the series. Black remarked that he believed that Eckstein could help get the team back on the right track because he does so many things well on both offense and defense.

    Eckstein took BP on Friday and Saturday and was running out ground balls full tilt.

  • There has been no change in the status of pitcher Chris Young, although Nick Hundley is getting closer and catching pitchers off flat ground.
  • Black said that he expects to see Kyle Blanks get some time at first base in addition to regular time in both right and left field for the rest of the year. He hinted we may see Blanks at first base on Sunday.

    Black stated that he is unsure if Adrian Gonzalez would play on Sunday but is aware that he has a chance to break Steve Garvey's streak for all time games played for the team. Black said the streak proves something to not only Gonzalez' desire but also about a players ability to perform on a consistent basis, which is very difficult to do on the major league level.

  • Cha Seung Baek should be back with the Padres in September, but it is unlikely that it will happen before that time.

  • Related Stories Interview: Kyle Blanks
     -by  Jul 26, 2009
    Padres Prospects: June Hitters of the Month
     -by  Jul 2, 2009
    Grady Fuson Midseason System Q&A
     -by  Jun 29, 2009

    > Members-only Forums
    > Insider Information
    > MiLB &
       MLB Draft News
    > Expert Chats

    Sign Up Today!

    Free Email Newsletter
    Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
    Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

    Add Players to My HotList
    Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
    P Cha Seung Baek (profile)
    1B Kyle Blanks (profile)
    2B David Eckstein (profile)
    C Nick Hundley (profile)
    SP Chris Young (profile)
    [View My HotList]