I'm not 100% this true but it is being reported by a few websites tonight that Blanton is retiring. I liked that the club had signed Joe and thought he was a decent inning eater option should we have more injuries to the starting rotation this season.
" Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that pitcher Joe Blanton has retired from baseball. Blanton had made two starts for Triple-A Sacramento in the Athletics organization, allowing seven runs (six earned) in 10 2/3 innings. "
Best of luck to Joe if he really is walking away from pitching.