Dodgers acquire Joe Blanton

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PHILADELPHIA -- Right-hander Joe Blanton has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers after they claimed him on waivers.

Blanton will join outfielder Shane Victorino, who was sent from the Phillies to Los Angeles on Tuesday. Philadelphia also dealt outfielder Hunter Pence to San Francisco earlier this week.

The 31-year-old Blanton is 8-9 with a 4.59 ERA in 20 starts and one relief appearance. He is making $8.5 million and, like Victorino, can become a free agent after the season.

Philadelphia will receive a player to be named or cash as part of Friday's trade. To fill the roster spot, the Phillies recalled right-hander B.J. Rosenberg from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. ... es-dodgers

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Joe Blanton- why? He's been a very mediocre to poor starter. He did okay in his first start, but man I don't have high hopes for his long term success.

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Joe Blanton- 8 runs in 4 innings- I mean we get 6 runs against a quality pitcher in AJ Burnett, and lose because of Blanton. He should audition and win the pticher for the home run derby- my goodness! I just can't imagine there's no one else in the minors we could have brought up who couldn't have done better. Rolling Eyes

Meanwhile, today it was confirmed that we gave up Ryan O'Sullivan for him, who had very solid minor league #'s. SMH

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