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A's sign Joe Blanton

Updated: March 31, 2014, 7:22 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Veteran right-hander Joe Blanton reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics and has been assigned to their Triple-A Sacramento affiliate.

The River Cats announced the deal Monday on their Twitter account.

Blanton, 33, became available when the Los Angeles Angels released him late last week. He was a major disappointment in Los Angeles, going 2-14 with a 6.04 ERA last season after signing a two-year, $15 million contract with the Angels as a free ...

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