The news on injured outfielder Cameron Maybin couldn’t be much better.

The report on outfielder Kyle Blanks however is troublesome.

Maybin who has missed 87 games with wrist and knee injuries and was thought to be out for the season spent the weekend with Single-A Lake Elsinore. Though he didn’t play in a game he took batting practice ran the bases and shagged balls in the outfield.

“Nothing was game speed but everything felt good at Lake Elsinore” Maybin said Monday. “The wrist is good to go. The knee feels great. So I’m headed to the Pacific Coast League. I’ll play and see if I’m durable.”

Maybin will join Triple-A Tucson for a rehab assignment starting with an eight-game road trip to Memphis and Nashville. The Padres will evaluate his status then.

Maybin has played in just 14 games with 51 big-league at-bats this season.

“It has been a crazy year but I’m truly excited to get back on the field” Maybin said. “I need to be smart and honest but I want to play.”

Blanks also wants to play but a sore Achilles’ tendon has kept him out since July 12.

“It’s bothersome sore” Padres manager Bud Black said. “The doctors looked at him today and said it would be a couple of weeks. I’m not sure if that means he’ll play in a big-league game in two weeks or if it means he can put on his spikes.