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Kyle Blanks done for the year, will have foot surgery

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The Rangers have announced that Kyle Blanks will undergo foot surgery which will sideline him for the remainder of the year

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Texas Rangers first baseman Kyle Blanks will undergo surgery tomorrow on his right foot, and in 4-6 weeks on his left foot, per Jeff Wilson on Twitter.

Blanks has missed most of this season because of Achilles issues that slowed him at the end of 2014.  He is currently on the 60 day disabled list.

Blanks, 28, hit .313/.352/.522 in 71 plate appearances for the Rangers this year.  After starting the season in the minors because of his Achilles issue, Blanks was called up at the end of April, then went back on the d.l. in late May.  He played in three games in June before going back on the disabled list.  Blanks went out on a rehab assignment at Round Rock in late August, but that was cut short because of these same issues that he will be having surgery to correct.

The book on Blanks throughout his career was that he was a guy who could hit, but couldn't stay healthy.  He will be a free agent at the end of the season, and if surgery is successful, will presumably pursue a minor league deal and try to make a comeback next year.