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Blanks goes on DL with Achilles tendinitis

SAN DIEGO -- Outfielder Kyle Blanks has been hampered on and off by his left heel since the Padres were in Colorado at the beginning of June.

It bothered him again during the three games in Boston from July 2-4, where he missed a game and was the designated hitter for another.

He'll finally get some time to rest his heel, as the club placed Blanks on the 15-day disabled list Friday with left Achilles tendinitis.

"This gives us an opportunity to let it quiet down," said Padres manager Bud Black. "He'll stay off it for a week or so."

Blanks will play catch and hit, but will stay away from running and cardio.

He was having a career year in nearly every offensive category including doubles, RBIs and games played. Blanks was hitting .256 with 13 doubles, eight home runs and 34 RBIs in 67 games this season.

Corey Brock is a reporter for Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for
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