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Brett Anderson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Rockies transferred LHP Brett Anderson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
It's just a procedural move. Anderson is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a disk in his lower back. Aug 17 - 9:04 AM

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Brett Anderson will undergo season-ending surgery Thursday to repair a disk in his lower back.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Chris Yeung in Arizona. The estimated recovery time is five months, so Anderson should be ready to go by spring training. This closes the book on another injury-riddled season for Anderson, who posted a 2.91 ERA over eight starts. The Rockies hold a $12 million club option on him for next year, but it's tough to count on him to be a major contributor.
Aug 12 - 8:47 AM

Brett Anderson's season is likely over after he's been diagnosed with a bulging L4-L5 disk in his back.

He'll consult with Arizona spine surgeon Dr. Chris Young on Monday but isn't expected back this season even if he doesn't wind up needing surgery. Anderson was limited to just eight starts this season due to injury after ailments limited him to an average of eight starts across the previous three campaigns. At last check, the Rockies are expected to pick up his $12 million option for 2015 in spite of him being a big injury risk.
Aug 10 - 3:56 PM

The Rockies are awaiting the result of Brett Anderson's (back) MRI exam, but fear that he will be lost for the remainder of the season.

The oft-injured southpaw was forced to leave Tuesday's start against the Cubs after sustaining the injury. As expected, he has been terrific when he's able to take the hill (2.93 ERA) but has been limited to just 43 1/3 innings due to a variety of injuries.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 9 - 12:11 PM

Rockies placed LHP Brett Anderson on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Anderson suffered the strain in the fourth inning of his start Tuesday night against the Cubs. He has a cool 2.93 ERA on the year but has pitched a mere 43 1/3 innings.
Aug 6 - 5:50 PM

Brett Anderson (back) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

Anderson just can't manage to stay healthy. The left-hander exited Tuesday's start in the fourth inning with back spasms, and Rockies manager Walt Weiss said after the game that Anderson "does not look good right now." He'll be re-evaluated Wednesday before a decision is made, but it appears that the southpaw will be on the shelf for at least a couple weeks. Anderson has pitched well this season when healthy, posting a 2.93 ERA and 29/13 K/BB ratio over 43 1/3 innings.
Aug 6 - 1:27 AM

Brett Anderson is considered day-to-day after leaving Tuesday's start versus the Cubs with back spasms.

Anderson had a one-hitter going in the fourth inning before exiting. It sounds like he'll have a shot to make his next start, but with his injury history it's hard to be too optimistic. The lefty has put up a 2.84 ERA since returning from the DL.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 5 - 10:54 PM

Brett Anderson left Tuesday's start against the Cubs with an undisclosed injury.

Anderson had a one-hitter going in the fourth inning, but threw one pitch to Arismendy Alcantara before exiting the field with a trainer. He appeared to be reaching for his back. The Rockies should provide an update soon.
Aug 5 - 9:31 PM

Brett Anderson limited the Cubs to two runs over seven innings but took a no-decision, as the Rockies needed 10 innings before cinching a 6-4 victory on Wednesday.

It was a weird outing for Anderson. He allowed 11 hits, but nine were singles, and he did not issue a single walk while striking out nine. He's now allowed one run or fewer in at least six innings over each of his last three starts. Over seven starts overall since returning from the disabled list, Anderson has a 3.12 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, and a 27/13 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Cubs again next week, this time at home.
Jul 30 - 11:46 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies plan to either pick up Brett Anderson's $12 million option for 2015 or sign him to a long-term deal.

Anderson has been terrific in his last two starts, which has piqued the interest of the Yankees, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. However, Rosenthal says Colorado wants to keep the lefty around rather than field trade offers for him. Anderson has been limited to just six starts this year due to a fractured left index finger, but he's put up a 3.24 ERA in those outings.
Jul 30 - 9:52 AM

Brett Anderson tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Pirates on Friday for his first win of the season, but he was forced to exit due to an apparent blister on his throwing hand.

Anderson didn't give up his first hit until the fifth inning and ended up allowing just two in all. It was a bit of an odd outing, as he struck out just one batter and walked four, but it was good enough to put him in line for the win. Anderson was at 102 pitches when he left the ballgame, so he likely didn't have much left, anyway. After all the injuries he has dealt with in recent seasons, fortunately this one seems minor.
Jul 26 - 12:58 AM

Brett Anderson allowed six runs -- five earned -- on 10 hits over five innings against the Twins in his return from the disabled list on Sunday.

Anderson got a rude greeting from the Twins in his return, as they got to him for five runs before the first inning ended. He settled down after that disastrous inning, allowing only an unearned run over his next four innings, but the damage was already done. The lefty was pretty good in Oakland but he'll likely have his struggles pitching at Coors Field in the second half.
Jul 13 - 10:11 PM

Rockies activated LHP Brett Anderson from the 60-day disabled list.

Anderson will make his return to the Rockies' rotation on Sunday against the Twins after missing three months with a fractured left index finger. Fantasy owners should probably give him a start or two to knock the rust off.
Jul 13 - 1:15 PM

Brett Anderson (finger) is expected to rejoin the Rockies starting rotation on Sunday against the Twins.

Anderson looked strong through his two minor league rehab starts, so the Rockies are comfortable bringing the southpaw back into the fold a little earlier than his projected timetable. Through his first three starts, he posted a 3.60 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 5/5 K/BB ratio over 15 innings.
Jul 12 - 1:55 PM

Brett Anderson (finger) could rejoin the Rockies' rotation as soon as Saturday.

Anderson had been slated for three rehab starts, but the Rockies are considering bringing him back after two following a successful second outing. They'll make a decision on Wednesday. "Brett is going to be back here (Wednesday), and then we'll make plans from there," manager Walt Weiss said. "Make sure he checks out all right. So far, so good."
Source: Denver Post
Jul 9 - 10:33 AM

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