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.
Joe Blanton was tagged for five runs (four earned) over 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Cardinals.
Joe Blanton limited the Astros to two runs over seven innings Saturday in the Angels' 7-2 win.
Joe Blanton held the Pirates to just one earned run on six hits and over 7 1/3 innings Sunday.
After having his last start skipped, Joe Blanton allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out 11 against the Mariners on Tuesday.
Joe Blanton will start for the Angels on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Joe Blanton will be skipped in the Angels' rotation this weekend against the Yankees.