Dodgers acquire Joe Blanton

Updated: August 4, 2012, 12:03 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Joe Blanton from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a player to be named later, the team announced Friday.

The right-hander was sent from the Phillies to the Dodgers after Los Angeles claimed him on waivers. A source confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com that the player to be named later would be a minor leaguer.

Blanton is expected to join the team Saturday, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was still unsure as of Friday ...

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