|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.