Phillies Trade Joe Blanton To Dodgers

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies announce Joe Blanton has been claimed off waivers and traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

RHP Kyle Kendrick will start Friday night for the Phillies against the Arizona Diamondbacks at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

To fill Blanton’s spot on the 25-man roster, RHP B.J. Rosenberg was recalled from Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.

Blanton, 31, went 8-9 with a 4.59 ERA in 21 games (20 starts) for Philadelphia this season. He ranked second to Cole Hamels on the Phillies starting staff in wins, innings (133.1) and strikeouts (115). During his time with the Phillies, he posted a 34-25 record with a 4.47 ERA in 105 games (100 starts). In nine postseason games (six starts) with the Phillies, Blanton went 2-0 with a 4.23 ERA. He also hit a three-run homer off Edwin Jackson in Game 4 of the 2008 World Series.

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