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Blanks Recalled from AAA Tucson; Weber Optioned 

Kyle Blanks

Kyle Blanks

The Padres announced that Outfielder Kyle Blanks will be returning to PETCO Park Sunday, and that recently signed pitcher Thad Weber will be sent back to AAA. Weber made his Padres debut last night and pitched a career high 3.2 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. The decision to recall Blanks and replace Weber was made by GM Josh Byrnes Sunday morning.

Blanks has shown success with Tucson this season, sporting a .296 average with 4 RBI and a homerun over an eight-game span. He also showed promise in the Cactus League this spring, hitting .354 with 14 RBI and 3 homeruns. Over his career, Blanks has hit for a .219 average in parts of four major league seasons with the San Diego Padres, appearing in 143 games.

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Ian is a former writer for the San Diego Padres, having worked as the Padres' "In-Season Blogger" during the 2015 season. Ian wrote as a member of the Friarhood's writing staff between parts of 2013-2015, writing over 100 articles over that span. In addition to being a writer, Ian is also a recent graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego, having earned a Juris Doctor, as well as his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Law & Society from the University of California, Riverside. Be sure to follow Ian on Twitter (@SDRedBull8) to see what other ramblings he's posted about the Padres, San Diego, and baseball in general!