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Rotowire: Mar 23 / 3:23p ET
News: Blanks was reassigned to minor league camp Monday.
Impact: Blanks signed on with the Rangers in December, but entered camp dealing with a left Achilles issue. He'll start the season in the minors, but if he can regain his health he could crack the big league roster at some point in the 2015 season.
Rotowire: Mar 9 / 9:36a ET
News: Blanks (Achilles) is scheduled to play in his first spring game Tuesday, the Fort Worth Star Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports.
Impact: He had issues with both of his Achilles tendons dating back to the end of last season, so it is great to see him ready to get into game action early in Cactus League action. The Rangers have a lot of competitors for time in left field, but nobody who really stands out as a strong option, so there is a chance that Blanks could make the team as a part-time player out of camp.
Rotowire: Feb 10 / 1:18p ET
News: Blanks has been making strides in his recovery from a left Achilles issue, FOX Sports Southwest reports.
Impact: The Rangers want Blanks to concentrate on his health, so they'll keep him out of the left-field mix early in sprig training and instead limit him to first base and DH. Blanks is a .244/.342/.409 career hitter against left-handed pitching but will need to prove the Achilles issue is behind him to have a chance at a short-end platoon role.