Blanton blessed to be back in the big leagues

At the trade deadline the Pirates purchased right-hander Joe Blanton from the Kansas City Royals for cash. Blanton back in baseball after a hiatus hasn't disappointed for the Bucs in long relief. In two appearances Blanton is 1-0 in five innings of work and sports a 1.80 ERA.'s George Von Benko spoke with Blanton recently.

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