UK Baseball 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (12/24/12) – The Kentucky baseball team will be represented by a pair of former Wildcat stars on the Los Angeles Angels during the 2013 season, as right-handed starter Joe Blanton and reliever Scott Downs will help anchor the Angels pitching staff.
Blanton, who starred at UK from 2000-02, is coming off his sixth 10-win MLB season of his career. He signed with the Angels in early December for $15 million, with an $8 million club option for 2015. Blanton, a 32-year old native of Ashland, Ky., will make $6.5 million in 2013 and $7.5 million in 2013, not including incentives. While pitching with the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012, Blanton went 10-13 with a 4.71 ERA in 31 games and 30 starts. He worked two complete games and one shutout, tossing 191 innings and striking out 166. In his career, Blanton – who won the World Series with the Phillies in 2008 – has a 83-75 record and a 4.37 ERA in 1434.2 innings, striking out 978.
Downs, a UK standout from 1995-97, has been one of the most consistent left-handed relievers in baseball. In 2012 for the Angels, Downs went 1-1 with a 3.15 ERA in 57 games, saving nine games and tossing 45.2 innings with 32 strikeouts. In his career, Downs has a 34-32 record and a 3.55 ERA in 496 MLB games and 50 starts, saving 26 games and striking out 513 in 670 innings.
SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

1 DOW 16,472.37
+200.36 (1.23%)    
2 S&P 1,951.36
+27.54 (1.43%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,707.77
+80.69 (1.74%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by

In Other News...

Madisonville Police Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/2/15) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Oct. 2. Jason… Read More

Siemens Earns Governor's Safety, Health Award, Celebrates National Manufacturing Day

MARION, Ky. (10/2/15) – In conjunction with an event celebrating National Manufacturing Day Wednesday, Sept. 30, Deputy… Read More

Most Read This Week

September 30, 2015 9922

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News
October 01, 2015 6624

UPDATE: Madisonville Woman Charged after Bank…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 29, 2015 5790

UPDATED: Witness Describes Crash at Dawson…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 28, 2015 4469

Woman Charged with Methamphetamine Possession…

by SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 3987

Four Arrested After Allegedly Exposing Children…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

September 04, 2015 35086

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
September 16, 2015 11991

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 02, 2015 1543

Mahr Park Project Manager Describes Present,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 1387

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 1258

KSP Post 2 Welcomes New Commander

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 1149

KSP Arrests Man On Gun Charge

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 1074

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 1025

Sinister On Center Horror House Begins Tonight in…

by SurfKY News
October 03, 2015 981

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 780

Elkton Man Charged with Alleged Assault

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 743

‘Right-to-Try’ for Terminally Ill Kentuckians: A…

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 697

Gov. Beshear, Beam Officials Celebrate Urban…

by SurfKY News