For the past few days, we’ve heard rumors suggesting that the Oakland A’s had interest in San Diego Padres first baseman/outfielder Kyle Blanks, but little had come of it.
That may be changing as according to Susan Slusser, trade talks between the two teams are heating up.
Blanks, a former top prospect within the Padres organization has struggled to remain on the field as he’s dealt with a handful of injury problems during the past few seasons. However, he and his massive frame have produced when healthy so it appears to be a matter of staying out of the training room for the 27-year-0ld.
San Diego’s price tag hasn’t been announced, so it’s not known as to what the Athletics would need to give up though one would think Blanks would welcome a change of scenery given he’s essentially blocked at first and both corner outfield positions.
Blanks was recently optioned off the 25-man roster.