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#55
Joe Blanton
ERA W-L K
6.04 2-14 108
Team: LA AngelsHt / Wt: 6-3 / 244 NFBC ADP: 682.57
Position: SPBorn: 12/11/1980 Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Athletics (2002)


Latest News
Mar. 31 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET20:37 GMT4:37 1:37 PM MST3:37 PM EST4:07 PM VEN0:37 UAE (+1)3:37 PM CT-Blanton has rejoined the Oakland Athletics on a minor league contract and will begin the season in the rotation with Triple-A Sacramento. The River Cats announced the move Monday on Twitter, then A's assistant general manager David Forst said Blanton would start with Sacramento for now.
Analysis: Blanton was granted his unconditional release by the Los Angeles Angels last Wednesday, and they still owed him $8.5 million. He struggled in spring training with a 7.08 ERA in five appearances over 20 1-3 innings. He was 2-14 last year and sent to the bullpen in midseason.
Mar. 26 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET15:13 ET19:13 GMT3:13 12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST2:43 PM VEN23:13 UAE1:13 PM CT-The Los Angeles Angels have granted right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton his unconditional release, but will still have to pay him $8.5 million. The Angels made the move Wednesday.
Analysis: The 33-year-old Blanton struggled in spring training with a 7.08 ERA in five appearances over 20 1-3 innings. He was 2-14 last year and sent to the bullpen in midseason.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2004 Oak 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 8.0 6 5 5 1 2 0 6 1.00 5.63
2005 Oak 12 12 0 - 0 33 33 2 201.1 178 86 79 23 67 3 116 1.22 3.53
2006 Oak 16 12 0 - 0 32 31 1 194.1 241 111 104 17 58 4 107 1.54 4.82
2007 Oak 14 10 0 - 0 34 34 3 230.0 240 106 101 16 40 4 140 1.22 3.95
2008 Oak 5 12 0 - 0 20 20 0 127.0 145 74 70 12 35 3 62 1.42 4.96
2008 Phi 4 0 0 - 0 13 13 0 70.2 66 36 33 10 31 0 49 1.37 4.20
2008 Tot 9 12 0 - 0 33 33 0 197.2 211 110 103 22 66 3 111 1.40 4.69
2009 Phi 12 8 0 - 0 31 31 0 195.1 198 89 88 30 59 4 163 1.32 4.05
2010 Phi 9 6 0 - 0 29 28 0 175.2 206 104 94 27 43 6 134 1.42 4.82
2011 Phi 1 2 0 - 0 11 8 0 41.1 52 23 23 5 9 0 35 1.48 5.01
2012 Phi 8 9 0 - 0 21 20 2 133.1 141 74 68 22 18 2 115 1.19 4.59
2012 LAD 2 4 0 - 0 10 10 0 57.2 66 32 32 7 16 3 51 1.42 4.99
2012 Tot 10 13 0 - 0 31 30 2 191.0 207 106 100 29 34 5 166 1.26 4.71
2013 LAA 2 14 0 - 0 28 20 0 132.2 180 96 89 29 34 4 108 1.61 6.04
Career 85 89 0 - 0 265 248 8 1567.1 1719 836 786 199 412 33 1086 1.36 4.51

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2005 Oak 33 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2006 Oak 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 Oak 34 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Oak 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Phi 13 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 .063 .059 .063
2008 Tot 33 17 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 .059 .056 .059
2009 Phi 31 55 4 7 0 0 0 1 4 21 0 0 .127 .200 .127
2010 Phi 29 59 8 7 0 0 0 1 1 24 0 0 .119 .161 .119
2011 Phi 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 .182 .182 .182
2012 Phi 21 39 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 20 0 0 .077 .163 .077
2012 LAD 10 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .063 .063 .063
2012 Tot 31 55 0 4 0 0 0 1 3 26 0 0 .073 .136 .073
2013 LAA 28 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167
Career 265 212 13 23 0 0 0 6 8 91 0 0 .108 .156 .108

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2006 Oak Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.00
2008 Phi Total 2 0 0 - 0 3 3 0 17.0 16 6 6 3 6 2 18 3.18
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 5 1 1 1 0 0 7 1.50
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 7 3 3 0 4 2 4 5.40
    WS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 4 2 2 2 2 0 7 3.00
2009 Phi Total 0 0 0 - 0 4 2 0 15.2 15 10 9 2 4 0 10 5.17
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 3.2 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 4.91
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 6 4 3 1 2 0 2 4.50
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 5 4 4 0 2 0 7 6.00
2010 Phi Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.2 5 3 3 0 1 0 3 5.79
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.2 5 3 3 0 1 0 3 5.79
2011 Phi Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Career 2 0 0 - 0 10 6 0 40.1 36 19 18 5 13 2 33 4.02

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 Phi Total 3 8 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 .125 .125 .500
    LDS 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333
2009 Phi Total 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 Phi Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 10 14 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 10 0 0 .071 .071 .286


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