Blanton Is Back
Joe Blanton hopes to make something out of this season.
The Phillies activated him from the 60-day disabled list today. Blanton had been on the DL since May 23 (retroactive to May 16) with right elbow inflammation. Blanton, 30, made one rehab appearance with Class A Lakewood on Friday, pitching one perfect inning . Blanton was 1-2 with a 5.50 ERA in six starts for the Phillies this season. He will be pitching out of the bullpen the rest of the season.
Kyle Kendrick has been reinstated from the paternity leave list. Kendrick and his wife welcomed their first child, a daughter, over the weekend.