Our own Evan Petzold reported on July 26 that Blanks, who is on the disabled list with a left calf strain, was still a week away from a rehab assignment.
Susan Slusser, who covers the A's for the San Francisco Chronicle, tweeted the following update on Blanks.
Very good news on Kyle Blanks: He says he ran pretty much full speed yesterday, felt great. Could go on rehab assignment Tuesday. #AthleticsBlanks, in his sixth Major League season, is batting .309 with two home runs and seven RBI in 55 at bats this season. He had his best season in 2009 with the Padres when he had 10 home runs, 22 RBI and a .250 average. In 260 career games, Blanks has a batting average of .234 with 30 home runs and 105 RBI.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 3, 2014
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