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Brett Anderson | Starting Pitcher | #46

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Brett Anderson (finger) has been cleared to start Wednesday versus the Royals.
Anderson dealt with a blister on his finger in his last start, making it just 4 1/3 innings against the Twins, but he threw a light bullpen session Sunday without issue. The 29-year-old left-hander has posted a decent 3.27 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 15/4 K/BB ratio in four starts (22 innings) since joining the Blue Jays. Sep 19 - 6:35 PM

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Brett Anderson struggled in a no-decision against the Twins on Thursday, allowing two runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.

The veteran southpaw also walked four and struck out four in the ballgame. All of the damage against him came on a two-run single by Jorge Polanco in the fifth inning. He'll carry a 5.73 ERA and 1.66 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Royals. He remains an unappealing fantasy option.
Sep 14 - 11:45 PM

Brett Anderson held the Tigers to two earned runs over six innings on Saturday.

Anderson struck out five without issuing a walk, turning in his third quality start in as many opportunities since joining the Blue Jays' rotation at the end of August. We still wouldn't trust him in a standard fantasy league. For the season, the 29-year-old left-hander owns a 5.90 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 39 2/3 frames.
Sep 9 - 7:22 PM

Brett Anderson allowed three earned runs over six innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Orioles.

Anderson looked sharp in his Blue Jays debut last Tuesday against the Red Sox, but the left-hander was a little more mediocre Sunday in the Jays' eventually extra-innings loss. He struck out just three of the 24 batters he faced and he gave up seven hits, including two home runs. Anderson will face the Tigers at home in his next Toronto start.
Sep 3 - 5:45 PM

Brett Anderson held the Red Sox to one run in 5 2/3 innings in his Blue Jays debut Tuesday.

Anderson took the loss anyway, but he acquitted himself tonight, getting nine groundball outs, striking out three and walking none. He'll keep his rotation spot, but he should limited to AL-only value next month.
Aug 29 - 10:03 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Brett Anderson from Triple-A Buffalo.

Leonel Campos was optioned in the corresponding move. Anderson will make his Blue Jays debut Tuesday against Boston. The veteran left-hander has struggled to a dismal 9.45 ERA over his last two seasons in the big leagues and doesn't warrant fantasy consideration.
Aug 29 - 2:22 PM

Brett Anderson will start for the Blue Jays on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

It will be his first start with the Jays after he signed a minor league deal earlier this month following the end of his tenure with the Cubs. Anderson posted an 8.18 ERA over six starts with the Cubs and allowed one run with a 3/2 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo. Tom Koehler -- who pitched well in his Toronto debut last week -- had been scheduled to start Tuesday, so the Jays might go to a six-man rotation for a while.
Aug 28 - 4:24 PM

Blue Jays signed LHP Brett Anderson to a minor league contract.

Anderson posted an 8.18 ERA over six starts with the Cubs this season and missed significant time with a back injury. The 29-year-old hasn't been healthy or effective for a couple years now, but he's worth a shot with the Blue Jays hurting for rotation help.
Aug 14 - 5:28 PM

Cubs released LHP Brett Anderson.

Anderson posted an 8.18 ERA over six starts with the Cubs and only had a 4.61 ERA on his rehab assignment. He should catch on elsewhere quickly but will likely have to settle for a minor league contract.
Jul 31 - 10:37 PM

Cubs activated LHP Brett Anderson from the 60-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Anderson is now off the Cubs' 40-man roster and will probably soon become a free agent. The 29-year-old left-hander had registered a 4.61 ERA and 15/9 K/BB ratio through 27 1/3 innings on his minor league rehab from a lower back strain. He has logged just 33 1/3 innings at the major league level over the last two seasons.
Jul 26 - 3:36 PM

Brett Anderson (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Sunday.

Anderson is slated to throw four innings and/or 60-65 pitches. The left-hander has been out since early May with a lower back strain and isn't guaranteed a rotation spot once he's deemed ready.
Jun 25 - 11:03 AM

Cubs transferred LHP Brett Anderson to the 60-day disabled list.

The Cubs needed to clear a spot on their 40-man roster for right-hander Seth Frankoff. Anderson landed on the DL with a lower back strain last month. We should see him back around the All-Star break.
Jun 8 - 7:37 PM

Brett Anderson (back) will throw a three-inning simulated game on Monday.

He might be ready for a rehab assignment after that. Anderson would figure to be healthy enough to rejoin the Cubs' rotation later this month, but it wouldn't seem to be a given that he'd get his spot back.
Jun 5 - 6:09 PM

Brett Anderson (back) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

It will be his first time throwing from the bump since a lower back strain forced him to the disabled list two weeks ago. Anderson put up an 8.18 ERA over six starts before going on the DL, and his role wouldn't seem to be set in stone even when he's ready to return.
May 22 - 4:59 PM

Cubs placed LHP Brett Anderson on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Anderson tweaked his back while fielding a bunt during Saturday's start against the Yankees. Eddie Butler and Mike Montgomery are the leading candidates to replace him in the Cubs' rotation.
May 7 - 4:42 PM

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C1Russell Martin
2Miguel Montero
3Luke Maile
4Rafael Lopez
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Ramon Santiago
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Teoscar Hernandez
3Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Cesar Valdez
6Brett Anderson
7Joe Biagini
8Tom Koehler
9Chris Rowley
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3Aaron Loup
4Dominic Leone
5Danny Barnes
6Matt Dermody
7Bo Schultz
8Tim Mayza
9Carlos Ramirez
10Luis Santos
11Leonel Campos