Report: Rangers Sign Kyle Blanks

The Texas Rangers have signed Kyle Blanks to a split contract, sources tell Chris Cotillo. The deal does not guarantee a 40-man roster spot.

Blanks has spent parts of six years in the major leagues, playing first base and the corner outfield spots. He spent the first five and a half years with the San Diego Padres. He spent the second part of last season with the Oakland Athletics after being traded from San Diego in May. Blanks was non-tendered and designated for assignment earlier in the month.

Blanks has a career .234 batting average with 30 home runs and 105 runs batted in.

Blanks’ name came up as a possibility for many teams, including St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets.

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