When Joe Blanton takes the mound for the first time in Angel Stadium with his new team, fans who have been oblivious to his career since he left the Phils may be a little surprised.
Blanton, who signed with the Halos as a free agent in December, is about 30 pounds lighter than his normal 260.
"I never looked at it like I needed to lose weight," Blanton said. "It just kind of happened."
Chipper Jones putting on pinstripes?
The banged-up New York Yankees would love to have him. General manager Brian Cashman even said so Monday, expressing interest in the retired Atlanta Braves star.