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Brett Anderson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Brett Anderson lasted only four innings on Tuesday, giving up four runs in the process, as the Dodgers fell to the Giants on Tuesday.
Anderson allowed nine hits on the evening. Because he struck out just one hitter, he had to rely on balls in play finding gloves, and they weren't finding them at the frequency needed for a successful night. Seven of the nine hits were mere singles. Anderson will look to lower his 4.80 ERA when he takes on the Padres in San Diego next. Apr 22 - 1:50 AM

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Brett Anderson earned his first victory as a Dodger by yielding two runs (one earned) on six hits across five innings Wednesday versus the Mariners.

A harmless Nelson Cruz solo homer in the fourth was Anderson's only real transgression. He struck out three and walked one. The Dodgers aren't going to take any chances with Anderson's health, a sage decision. Tonight, he was yanked after only 73 pitches after the Dodgers trounced Taijuan Walker. Anderson has completed only 11 innings in his two starts, but LA will take the 3.27 ERA. Anderson will tangle with the rival Giants next.
Apr 16 - 1:33 AM

Brett Anderson pitched six innings of three-run ball Friday in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks.

Paul Goldschmidt ruined Anderson's day with a three-run homer in the third, but the southpaw was otherwise effective in his Dodgers debut. He'll be a streaming option in mixed leagues while healthy, and he's not a bad play in a home start against Seattle next time out.
Apr 11 - 12:51 AM

Brett Anderson surrendered two runs on seven hits in three innings of spring ball on Saturday.

Anderson also walked one. He did not record a strikeout. The 27-year-old has been sharp this spring, allowing just five runs in 15 2/3 innings of work. In three of his starts, he did not allow a run. Anderson should be a valuable arm for the Dodgers' paper-thin rotation. They are currently waiting for Hyun-Jin Ryu to work his way back from an arm injury.
Apr 5 - 12:36 AM

Brett Anderson fired six scoreless innings in Monday's Cactus League start against the Diamondbacks.

The lefty only gave up four hits and a walk while fanning two on the afternoon. Anderson has racked up only 12 2/3 innings over four spring starts, but has allowed exactly zero runs in three of them. The Dodgers are happy to see the oft-injured veteran throwing well, as they are suffering from thin starting depth.
Mar 30 - 6:59 PM

Brett Anderson struggled in Thursday's start versus the Angels, giving up three runs in 1 2/3 innings.

After the start, Anderson complained of having to start and stop his warm-ups when he was informed the Angels' team bus would be late to the ballpark. The lefty gave up seven hits while walking none and striking out two. He had tossed five scoreless innings entering the outing.
Mar 19 - 7:45 PM

Brett Anderson threw two scoreless innings versus the Indians in Saturday's start.

So far, so good for the lefty who underwent back surgery last season. Anderson posted a 2.91 ERA in eight starts before landing on the disabled list, something the Dodgers hope he can replicate in a full, healthy season in 2015.
Mar 14 - 6:48 PM

Brett Anderson, making his Cactus League debut, spun a pair of scoreless innings in Monday's 5-5 tie with the Giants.

Anderson underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back last August. The lefty hasn't had a full, healthy season since 2009, but the Dodgers remain hopeful his fortunes will change for the better in 2015. Anderson owns a career 3.73 ERA in 494 innings across parts of six seasons.
Mar 9 - 7:15 PM

Brett Anderson threw to live hitters Wednesday for the first time this spring.

Anderson is recovering slowly from August surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, and he'd only thrown bullpen sessions before Wednesday. Anderson is still on track to be ready for the start of the regular season. It's unclear where he fits in the Dodgers' plans at this point, though.
Mar 4 - 9:58 PM

Brett Anderson (back) is taking things slowly this spring, managing his workload as he recovers from August's surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back.

The veteran southpaw threw a bullpen session on Friday, then instead of doing so again on Sunday simply played catch. He's hoping to get back up on the mound on Monday provided everything feels good in the morning. He's expected to work his way toward a regular bullpen schedule soon and should have no difficulty getting ready for the start of the regular season.
Feb 22 - 8:58 PM

Brett Anderson (back) expects to begin throwing off a mound next week in Arizona.

Anderson underwent surgery on August 15 to repair a herniated disk in his back. He signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Dodgers in December and expects to be ready for the start of the 2015 season. "I feel good," Anderson said Wednesday. "I've been throwing with Max Scherzer and some other guys at Fischer Sports (a physical therapy institute in Phoenix). I should be good to go come spring training."
Jan 21 - 5:30 PM

Dodgers signed LHP Brett Anderson to a one-year, $10 million contract.

The deal was agreed to before the holidays and it finally became official after he passed a pre-signing physical. With the Dodgers' resources, the injury-prone southpaw is a fine gamble. Anderson could make an additional $4 million with incentives. The 26-year-old had a 2.91 ERA over eight starts with the Rockies this past season. If healthy, he'll help round out the Dodgers' rotation.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:34:00 PM

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times hears the Dodgers are expected to announce their signing of Brett Anderson on Monday.

The one-year, $10 million deal was reported nearly two weeks ago, but the team waited to announce the deal until Anderson passed a physical and they were able to consult with medical specialists. The 26-year-old makes for a nice one-year gamble, as he's been good when healthy. Anderson had a 2.91 ERA over eight starts with the Rockies this past season.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 04:57:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Dodgers have signed left-hander Brett Anderson to a one-year, $10 million contract.

Anderson could make an additional $4 million with incentives. It's hard to imagine anyone else came close to this offer given the southpaw's injury history, but the Dodgers can afford to take risks. Anderson was limited to just eight starts this past season and required surgery in August to repair a bulging disk in his lower back, but he doesn't turn 27 until February. There's some upside if he somehow manages to stay off the disabled list. Of course, we say that every year.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 05:19:00 PM

Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that the Indians continue to pursue free agent left-hander Brett Anderson.

The Twins, Astros, and Royals also reportedly have interest. Injuries have limited Anderson to just 19 starts over the past three seasons, but he doesn't turn 27 until February and was effective when healthy this past season. The upside could be worth it.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 04:05:00 PM

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C1Yasmani Grandal
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1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alex Guerrero
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Juan Uribe
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Mike Bolsinger
7Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Pedro Baez
8Juan Nicasio
9Yimi Garcia
10Chris Withrow