Joe Blanton has retired from professional baseball.
Athletics signed RHP Joe Blanton to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Sacramento.
Angels released RHP Joe Blanton.
Joe Blanton allowed four runs, walking four, over 4 1/3 innings against the Brewers on Saturday.
Joe Blanton had mixed results against the Cubs in Monday's start, surrendering three runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Joe Blanton pitched well in Wednesday's start against the Rangers, holding them scoreless over five innings.
Joe Blanton was hammered in a losing effort to the Rockies in Cactus League action on Friday, surrendering seven runs on eight hits in his 3 1/3 innings of work.
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels could trade or release Joe Blanton.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that Joe Blanton will have to earn a rotation spot.
The Angels have removed Joe Blanton from their rotation and will replace him with Garrett Richards.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia indicated Tuesday that Joe Blanton is likely to be removed from the rotation.
Joe Blanton dropped to 2-13 after allowing four runs in 3 2/3 innings Monday against the Twins.
Joe Blanton gave up four runs on five hits over four innings in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.
Joe Blanton allowed six runs on four home runs in five innings in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.