Friday, August 03, 2012

Phillies dump Blanton on Dodgers


PHILADELPHIA (The Phanatic Magazine) - Evidently Cliff Lee wasn't the only starting pitcher placed on waivers by the Phillies.

Philadelphia dumped more salary on Friday sending Joe Blanton to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Blanton was 8-9 record with a 4.59 earned run average in 21 games (20 starts) this season.

A nine-year veteran, Blanton has appeared in 227 games -- 218 starts -- with the Oakland Athletics (2004-2008) and the Phillies (2008-2012). He has posted an 81-71 record with a 4.35 ERA.

In nine postseason games with the Phillies, Blanton went 2-0 with a 4.23 ERA.

The Phillies recalled pitcher B.J. Rosenberg from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to replace Blanton on the active roster and announced Kyle Kendrick will start in his place  on Friday night as Philadelphia takes on the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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