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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||105.00||3.00||7.00||0.00||4.54||1.42||88.00||28.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Texas|| 11.0||0||0|| 5.73||0||1||2|
|vs LHB|| 73.1||0||0|| 5.03||0||21||64|
|vs RHB|| 59.1||0||0|| 7.28||0||13||44|
|Last 10 Games|
|Joe Blanton hit hard Sunday vs. A's |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(3/2/14) Angels right-hander Joe Blanton, who is hoping to break the rotation, endured a rough outing on Sunday against the A's.
Making his first appearance for the Angels this spring, Blanton surrendered a two-run double to Yoenis Cespedes fifth inning. He allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over 2 1/3 innings of work.
|Angels could trade or release Joe Blanton |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/28/14) Angels pitcher Joe Blanton could be traded or released if he can't break the rotation, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Blanton is on the outside looking in, as Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs are expected to open the year at the back of the rotation. Manager Mike Scioscia said he doesn't envision the team carrying a long-man in the bullpen, which pushes Blanton out of a spot. He's owed $8.5 million by the club this season.
Blanton posted a 6.04 ERA in 132 2/3 innings last year.
|Joe Blanton seeking to rebound from rotten year |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/15/14) Angels right-hander Joe Blanton is owed $7.5 million this season and might not even make the team. He lost his rotation spot to Garrett Richards last summer and the trading for young arms Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs could seal his fate if he doesn't pitch well in spring training.
Blanton collapsed upon the signing of a two-year deal. He lost 14 of 16 decisions with a 6.04 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. Mike Scioscia believes he requires more than a bit of tinkering.
"Joe needs to put his best foot forward; Joe needs to make some adjustments," Scioscia told MLB.com. "He had just a terrible season last year, but he's shown in the last couple years that when he is throwing the ball to his capabilities, there's no doubt he can get major league hitters out."
|Angels consider adding SP, but content with rotation alignment |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/14/14) Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Los Angeles remains interested in free agent pitcher Matt Garza, according to the Los Angeles Times.
However, Dipoto added he would also be satisfied going into spring training with a rotation of Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Garrett Richards, Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs, with Mark Mulder, Joe Blanton and Wade LeBlanc also in the mix competing for a spot in the rotation.
"We do like our pitching staff and the depth we’ve been able to come up with," Dipoto said. "We know there is some uncertainty with a handful of young pitchers as they learn the league, but we believe in their ability.
"The year Hector had last year was pretty good. The second-half surge we saw from Richards was very encouraging. Skaggs is a 22-year-old who has done what he can in the minor leagues, and we believe he’s ready for opportunity."
|Garrett Richards replaces Joe Blanton in rotation |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(7/24/13) The Angels made a change to the team's starting rotation Wednesday as Garrett Richards replaces Joe Blanton, the Los Angeles Times reports. The writing was on the wall for Blanton after his latest poor outing.
Richards will take over Blanton's rotation spot and start Saturday at Oakland. Blanton will likely pitch in relief going forward for the Angels and manager Mike Scioscia.
Richards has gone 2-4 this season with a 4.66 ERA over 34 appearances, including four starts.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/7/14||CHC||3:05 pm|| |
|3/7/14||@ COL||3:10 pm|| |
|3/8/14||ARI||3:05 pm|| |
|3/9/14||CIN||4:05 pm|| |
|3/10/14||@ CLE||4:05 pm|| |
|3/11/14||SEA||4:05 pm|| |
|3/12/14||@ TEX||4:05 pm|| |
= probable start