Report: Right-hander Joe Blanton retires

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Joe Blanton has decided to call it a career.
Joe Blanton has decided to call it a career. (USATSI)

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Veteran right-hander Joe Blanton has retired, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Because he was released before retiring, the Angels still owe him the $7.5 million left on his contract.

Blanton, 33, signed a minor league deal with the Athletics after being released by the Halos. He made two starts for their Triple-A affiliate, allowing seven runs in 10 2/3 innings.

In 20 starts and eight relief appearances for the Angels last year, Blanton went 2-14 with a 6.04 ERA (62 ERA+) in 132 2/3 innings. He retired with an 85-89 record and a 4.51 ERA (92 ERA+).

According to Baseball-Reference, Blanton earned a little less than $40 million in his 11-year career, including the money that is still owed to him.

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