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Brett Anderson | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Chicago Cubs
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 (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

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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

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Brett Anderson (back) is likely headed to the disabled list.

Anderson tweaked his back while fielding a bunt by Aaron Hicks on Saturday. The left-hander stayed in to face five more batters but allowed hits to four of them and eventually called for a trainer. Anderson has a long history of back trouble and hasn't looked right all year (8.18 ERA over six starts). Eddie Butler and Mike Montgomery are the top candidates to take over Anderson's soon-to-be-vacant spot in the starting rotation.
May 6 - 11:21 PM

Brett Anderson left Saturday's game against the Yankees with lower back tightness.

The injury could be legitimate—a trainer was called to the mound and Anderson has dealt with back trouble before. Or the Cubs could simply be using that as a way to spin his latest meltdown against the Yankees. The left-hander was lit up for six hits and five runs in only 1/3 of an inning before getting the hook from manager Joe Maddon on Saturday. Anderson now sports a miserable 8.18 ERA over six outings this season. He's not long for the starting rotation.
May 6 - 9:41 PM

Brett Anderson was lit up for seven runs in 1 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Phillies.

Anderson's preparation was thrown off by a rain delay, which might have had something to do with his ugly outing. He had been 2-0 with a 3.54 ERA in four starts. His ERA stands at 6.23 now, but the Cubs won't bail on him because of one bad outing.
May 2 - 12:52 AM

Brett Anderson allowed three runs -- one earned -- over six innings Monday in the Cubs' blowout win over the Pirates.

Chicago jumped out to a 9-1 lead after two innings and Anderson pretty much cruised from there until an ugly sixth inning all around brought an end to his night. It was the longest outing of the season for the 29-year-old left-hander, who moved to 2-0 with a 3.54 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and 14/11 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings. He gets the Red Sox on the road next.
Apr 24 - 10:32 PM

Brett Anderson gave up six runs over 3 2/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision as the Cubs rallied to beat the Brewers 9-7.

The Brewers jumped Anderson for three runs in the first inning and then added a couple more in the third. Anderson retired the next two batters after yielding a leadoff homer in the fourth, but manager Joe Maddon decided that was enough. The Cubs were down four runs at the time but outscored the Brewers 7-1 the rest of the way. Anderson has now added a clunker in addition to two nice showings. He'll try for better results in Pittsburgh and Boston next week.
Apr 19 - 12:41 AM

Brett Anderson pitched five scoreless innings against his former team as the Cubs topped the Dodgers 4-0 on Thursday.

Anderson worked around four walks, as the Dodgers' problems against anyone with a functional left arm were an issue again today. Anderson has allowed one run over 10 2/3 innings to date. The Cubs won't worry if he doesn't throw more than five innings per start as long as they're quality innings.
Apr 13 - 5:35 PM

Brett Anderson allowed one earned run, five hits and one walk with four strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Friday against the Brewers.

Anderson didn't receive much run support in a low-scoring game which went into extra innings at Miller Park. The left-hander threw 55 of his 90 pitches for strikes in his debut in a Cubs uniform. He is looking to get his career back on track after being limited to just four appearances (three starts) with the Dodgers in 2016 after surgery to repair a bulging disc in his back. So far, so good.
Apr 7 - 11:59 PM

Brett Anderson had a shaky night Thursday in the Cubs’ exhibition loss to the Astros, allowing four runs (three earned), eight hits and one walk over five innings of work.

Anderson had trouble keeping the ball in the yard, allowing home runs to Josh Reddick and Jose Altuve. At least one base runner reached in each of his five frames. Anderson did well to beat out Mike Montgomery for the final spot in the Cubs’ rotation but we wouldn’t expect him to have an especially long leash. Anderson won't be worth your time in fantasy.
Mar 30 - 11:40 PM

Brett Anderson turned in a respectable outing in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Rockies, surrendering one earned run over four innings.

Anderson did allow six hits, but mostly managed to stay out of trouble. He struck out two and walked one in the outing. The 29-year-old southpaw will be working as the fifth starter in the Cubs' rotation this coming season. There is little fantasy appeal, here. Anderson has thrown more than 100 innings just once in the last six campaigns.
Mar 25 - 7:41 PM

Brett Anderson has made the Cubs' rotation.

He essentially beat out Mike Montgomery. Anderson projects to start the Cubs' fourth regular-season game, behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, and John Lackey. Kyle Hendricks, last year's ERA king, will open the 2017 regular season as the Cubs' fifth starter.
Mar 23 - 2:33 PM

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