Former Phillie Joe Blanton, who was released by Anaheim at the end of spring training, is considering retirement, the Orange County Register reported Monday on its website.
The 33-year-old righthander left Oakland's triple-A team after pitching twice, giving up six earned runs in 102/3 innings.
Blanton has a career 85-89 record and 4.51 ERA, with 1,086 strikeouts. He was a Phillie from 2008 to 2012.
Big money for Gyorko
The San Diego Padres gave second baseman Jedd Gyorko a hefty raise. The six-year contract adds $35 million over five seasons through 2019. It replaces a one-year deal agreed to last month and includes a team option for 2020.
Toronto second baseman Maicer Izturis, 33, needs surgery for a tear in his left knee and could be out for the season.
Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli went on the 15-day disabled list because of a right hamstring strain.
Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman threw off a mound for the first time since he was hit in the forehead by a line drive during spring training.
- Inquirer wire services