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Brett Anderson | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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Brett Anderson admitted Monday that he rejected multi-year offers elsewhere to accept the Dodgers' one-year $15.8 million qualifying offer last week.
Despite his extensive injury history, Anderson sees it as a bet on himself to play it out on a one-year deal again before entering the free agent market. The southpaw logged a career-high 180 1/3 innings for the Dodgers in 2015 while compiling a 3.69 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 116/46 K/BB ratio. For as long as he can stay healthy, he'll be a decent mixed league option in 2016. Mon, Nov 16, 2015 10:03:00 PM

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LHP Brett Anderson has accepted the Dodgers' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

He joins Colby Rasmus and Matt Wieters among those that have accepted qualifying offers this offseason. Anderson earned a nice raise after putting up a 3.69 ERA in a career-high 180 1/3 innings this past season. He isn't a great bet to stay healthy again but should be effective for as long as he can take the mound.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 05:05:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Brett Anderson "is still undecided" on whether to accept the Dodgers' $15.8 million qualifying offer.

You can understand why. A $15.8 million contract is a healthy total for a guy who's really had trouble staying healthy, but at the same time Anderson might see this as his best chance to land a multi-year deal. The left-hander put up a 3.69 ERA in a career-high 180 1/3 innings this past season.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 02:31:00 PM

Dodgers extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to LHP Brett Anderson.

The move was anticipated and is now official. While he certainly has a checkered injury past, Anderson put up a nifty 3.69 ERA in a career-high 180 1/3 innings in 2015 and the rich Dodgers can afford to take a risk.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com reports that the Dodgers will extend a $15.8 million qualifying offer to Brett Anderson.

He notes that Zack Greinke and Howie Kendrick will receive similar offers, although both of those were widely anticipated. There's certainly a risk in making Anderson a qualifying offer given his health history, but he was very good in 2015 (3.69 ERA in a career-high 180 1/3 innings) and the Dodgers can afford to take a $15.8 million gamble.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 02:52:00 PM

Brett Anderson was lit up for six runs over just three innings of work in Monday's loss to the Mets.

Anderson retired the Mets 1-2-3 in the first inning and was then staked to a 3-0 lead in the top of the second. He gave it right up by yielding four runs in the bottom of the second before serving up a two-run shot to Travis d'Arnaud in the third. It was an ugly outing from the left-hander and further enhances the notion that the Dodgers can only really trust two starters. One of those starters, Clayton Kershaw, will get the ball on short rest in Game 4 Tuesday as the Dodgers try to avoid elimination.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 12:40:00 AM

Brett Anderson picked up his 10th victory of the season on Thursday, limiting the Giants to two runs on four hits over 7 2/3 innings.

The veteran southpaw struck out three and didn't issue a walk on the afternoon. He carried a shutout bid into the eighth inning where the Giants were finally able to scratch out a pair of runs. Anderson finishes a solid regular season 10-9 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in a career high 180 1/3 innings.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 06:22:00 PM

Brett Anderson was shelled in Saturday's no-decision against the Rockies, surrendering six runs on 10 hits over four innings.

Anderson started things off as poorly as they can be started off, surrendering three singles (two of the infield variety) to the first three batters. The fourth Rockies hit left the infield and then some, as Nolan Arenado launched an absolute bomb to center for a grand slam. Anderson went on to allow two more runs over the course of his next three innings before exiting the proceedings. He's surrendered 15 runs in his last two starts and will take a 3.75 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 113/46 K/BB ratio (across 172 2/3 innings) into his final start of the regular season, a road dance with the Giants.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 11:13:00 PM

Brett Anderson lost Monday's start to the Diamondbacks, surrendering five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

The Diamondbacks rallied for three runs to chase Anderson with two outs in his final frame. The lefty allowed 10 hits and walked one while striking out one. Two of the 10 hits were home runs. He now has a 3.52 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP and a 112/45 K/BB ratio over 168 2/3 innings. Anderson is scheduled to start at Coors Field versus the Rockies next.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 01:34:00 AM

Brett Anderson allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings, taking a no-decision in the Dodgers' 16-inning loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

All three runs scored in the fourth inning. Anderson allowed three straight singles to open the frame, and a run scored on the third one which included a Corey Seager throwing error. The next two runs then came in on consecutive ground outs. All told, not a bad night for the lefty, who gave up seven hits, walked none, and struck out seven. Anderson will head into next week's home start against the Diamondbacks with a 3.35 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a 111/44 K/BB ratio over 164 innings.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 03:40:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers are "leaning toward" extending Brett Anderson a qualifying offer.

The qualifying offer this winter is projected to be around $16 million. Anderson would surely love to land a long-term contract after finally having a relatively healthy season, but accepting a qualifying offer might wind up being his best bet. He holds a 3.36 ERA over 27 starts this season.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Brett Anderson will have his next start pushed back, likely to Tuesday.

Anderson left Sunday's start with a left calf cramp, and with a surplus of starters the Dodgers can afford to give the lefty some extra rest. Mike Bolsinger will make Anderson's previously scheduled start Saturday against the Diamondbacks instead. Anderson owns a 3.36 ERA on the year.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 07:44:00 PM

Brett Anderson expects to make his next scheduled start after leaving Sunday's contest with a cramp in his left calf.

With all of the injuries that the Dodgers have dealt with in their rotation this season, the fact that Anderson has been able to give them a surprising 158 innings thus far has been a tremendous boost. He'll carry a 3.36 ERA into Saturday's start against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 08:34:00 PM

Brett Anderson was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Padres due to a cramp in his left calf.

He's considered day-to-day. It's certainly encouraging news, as it initially appeared as though the prognosis could be much worse for the oft-injured left-hander.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 07:07:00 PM

Brett Anderson has been lifted from Sunday's start against the Padres with an apparent injury.

It's unclear exactly what the injury is, but it appeared to be something with his foot or ankle. He walked off the field under his own power with the team trainer. The Dodgers should have an update on the left-hander's status shortly.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Micah Johnson
4Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Scott Kazmir
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brett Anderson
5Kenta Maeda
6Alex Wood
7Brandon McCarthy
8Mike Bolsinger
9Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Luis Avilan
6Yimi Garcia
7Adam Liberatore
8Carlos Frias
9Frankie Montas
10Ian Thomas
11Josh Ravin
12Joe Blanton