Dodgers add old friend Joe Blanton to their bullpen
Joe Blanton is returning to the Dodgers, this time as a reliever.
Blanton, now 35, agreed to a one-year, $4-million contract to be a long reliever with the Dodgers.
He pitched the next season with the Angels and was even worse, as he went 2-14 with a 6.04 ERA.
Blanton retired from baseball early in the 2014 season, but came back last year as a reliever with the Kansas City Royals. He was designated for assignment by the Royals in July, then traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
For the entire season, he posted a 2.84 ERA in 76 innings.
Blanton limited right-handed hitters to a .203 average last season, which the Dodgers believe will be a plus, considering how many left-handers they have in their starting rotation.
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