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• Outfielder Kyle Blanks remains available, but hasn't played since running headlong into the wall and making a nice catch in left field in San Francisco on Sunday. Blanks had four stitches put in over his left eyelid and the area around his eye is bruised. Blanks said his left shoulder was still a little sore, but wouldn't keep him from playing.

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