National Sports News
Padres recall INF-OF Blanks from minors to help offense, designate Nady for assignment
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:10 AM EDT
The San Diego Padres recalled infielder/outfielder Kyle Blanks from Triple-A El Paso on Monday in an attempt to help revive their struggling offense.
Blanks, who nearly made the team out of spring training, has shown flashes of power with 28 home runs in 705 career major-league at-bats.
To make room for Blanks, San Diego designated Xavier Nady for assignment. Nady, used mostly as a pinch hitter, hit just .135 in 37 at-bats with a team-high three homers and four RBIs.