Towers said he's not against finding a place in San Diego for Blanks, even if that means moving him to the outfield while Gonzalez, an All-Star and a Gold Glove winner for the first time in 2008, plays first base.
"We've talked about it," Towers said. "We've got to find somewhere for him to play. He reminds me a little of Carlos Lee. He runs well for a big man. He's not a clogger. I think he is a solid baserunner.
"We might hit him some fly balls. But if we decide to make a position change with Kyle, it would be something we would do in a controlled environment."