Dodgers Acquire Joe Blanton
The Phillies have traded Joe Blanton to Los Angeles after the Dodgers claimed the right-hander off waivers.
Blanton joins Shane Victorino in L.A., the Phillies ex-center fielder was traded west at the deadline on Tuesday. Of course, the Phillies also dealt outfielder Hunter Pence west, to San Francisco, as well.
The 31-year-old innings-eater 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 later 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.