Dodgers ink reliever Blanton to 1-year deal

January 19th, 2016

The Dodgers reached agreement on Tuesday with free-agent right-hander Joe Blanton, signing him to a one-year contract.

The deal for the 35-year-old veteran, who in 2015 resurrected his career as an effective reliever after spending one year in retirement, is worth $4 million according to FOX Sports.

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Blanton split the 2015 season helping two teams reach the playoffs: He posted a 3.89 ERA in 15 games with the Royals, who dealt him on July 29 to the Pirates, with whom he was even more effective.

In 21 long-relief appearances for the Bucs, Blanton went 5-0 with an ERA of 1.57 and a WHIP of 1.02 in 34 1/3 innings.