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|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|
Royals looking at Joe Blanton as a reliever
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/26/15) The Royals will use Joe Blanton as a reliever, according to MLB.com.
Blanton has not pitched in the majors since 2013. While he started 20 games that season, the Royals view him strictly as a reliever. "The only way he is really going to help us is in the bullpen," manager Ned Yost said. "We're not going to stretch him out [to be a starter]."
Blanton posted a 6.04 ERA over 132 2/3 innings in 2013. He'll compete for a job in the Royals bullpen this spring.
Royals, Joe Blanton agree to minor-league deal
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/13/15) The Royals and pitcher Joe Blanton have agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The team later confirmed.
Blanton last pitched in the majors in 2013 for the Angels, posting a 2-14 record with a 6.04 ERA with 108 strikeouts in 132 2/3 innings. In 2014, Blanton played with the Athletics Triple-A team the Sacramento River Cats, where he made two starts.
If he makes it to the majors, Blanton will make $1 million. It also has $3 million in incentives and Blanton can request his release if not on the major league roster on April 1 and May 15, according to Heyman.
Joe Blanton to throw at open workout Feb. 4
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(1/28/15) Pitcher Joe Blanton will hold an open workout and throw a bullpen session for interested teams on Feb. 4 in the Nashville area, reports MLBTradeRumors.com. Blanton, 34, made two starts for Oakland's Triple-A team last year. The report said he's healthy and motivated to pitch this season.
In 2013 with the Angels, Blanton went 2-14 with a 6.04 ERA.
Joe Blanton signs minor-league deal with A's
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/31/14) The Athletics have signed starting pitcher Joe Blanton to a minor-league deal. He's expected to join the rotation at Triple-A Sacramento.
Blanton pitched for the A's from 2004-08, going 47-46 with a 4.25 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 122 appearances (118 starts).
Angels dump Joe Blanton
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/14) Veteran right-hander Joe Blanton has turned a terrible spring into unemployment. He was released Wednesday by the Angels after compiling a 7.08 ERA in exhibition play and losing his battle for the final spot in the rotation.
His career took a significant downturn in 2013, when he managed a 2-14 record and 6.04 with the Angels. He has recorded an ERA of under 4.00 just once in his major league career, going 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA with Oakland in 2007. His career ERA is 4.51.
Blanton gave up 180 hits in just 132 2/3 innings a year ago.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/27/15||SEA||9:05 pm|| |
|3/28/15||@ ARI||4:10 pm|| |
|3/29/15||CHC||4:05 pm|| |
|3/30/15||@ TEX||4:05 pm|| |
|3/31/15||@ SD||10:05 pm|| |
|4/1/15||LAD||3:05 pm|| |
|4/3/15||@ HOU||8:05 pm|| |
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