Joe Blanton was claimed off waivers and traded to the Dodgers in exchange for a player-to-be-named-later or cash.
This doesn't come as a surprise. Blanton was going to be a free agent at the end of the year. Earlier in the week, the Phillies couldn't reach a deal with the Orioles to send Blanton to Baltimore– they reportedly didn't want to pay a portion of his remaining contract.
Blanton was scheduled to pitch tonight. Kyle Kendrick will take his place.