According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the Angels are closing to signing Joe Blanton to a one-year deal.
Financial terms aren't available at this time. Blanton has put up nice peripherals over the last four seasons, but he hasn't had an ERA lower than 4.71 in the last three campaigns. MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez hears that bringing in Blanton doesn't necessarily mean that the Halos are done shopping for starting pitching. They're considered unlikely to re-sign Zack Greinke.