The right handed pitcher was released from the Los Angeles Angels at the end of spring training and later latched on with the Oakland Athletics. Assigned to Triple-A he has retired after two starts.
Joe Blanton has retired. Had been pitching for A's AAA team. Yes, #Angels still owe him all of his contract. Since they released him first.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) April 14, 2014
While Blanton struggled in his first outing he was better in Thursday’s outing allowing a run on four hits and a walk while striking out six in 5 2/3 innings of work.
In 20 starts and eight relief appearances for the Angels last year, Blanton was 2-14 with a 6.04 ERA in 132 2/3 innings. He retires with an 85-89 record and a 4.51 ERA.