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Brett Anderson | Starting Pitcher | #30

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / ARZ

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Brett Anderson (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.
It will be his first mound workout since he landed on the disabled list May 19 with a left shoulder strain. Anderson told reporters Tuesday that his arm is discomfort-free and that he's ready to accelerate his rehab. The left-hander could be an option for the A's rotation sometime in July. Jun 12 - 6:56 PM

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Brett Anderson (shoulder) threw on flat ground from about 90 feet Thursday.

It's the first time he's done anything throwing since he went on the disabled list two weeks ago with a left shoulder strain. Anderson obviously still has a ways to go.
Jun 8 - 2:30 PM

Brett Anderson (shoulder) remains shut down.

Anderson landed on the disabled list a little over a week ago with a left shoulder strain and doesn't appear to have made much progress. He's out indefinitely.
May 27 - 3:19 PM

Brett Anderson had his left shoulder examined Tuesday by Dr. Will Workman.

The results of that examination have not been revealed. Anderson was placed on the disabled list Saturday with what was labeled a left shoulder strain and he could be looking at yet another lengthy absence. The veteran southpaw has logged more than 100 innings in a season just once since 2010.
May 23 - 10:10 AM

Athletics placed LHP Brett Anderson on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.

Anderson couldn't get loose while warming up prior to the second inning of Friday's start against the Blue Jays. There's no clear timetable for his return at the moment, but given his lengthy injury history the A's will be sure to proceed with caution. Ryan Dull was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move to add a fresh arm to the bullpen.
May 19 - 9:32 AM

Athletics' manager Bob Melvin said Friday that it's hard to imagine Brett Anderson will avoid going on the disabled list.

Anderson left Friday's start after only one inning before experiencing tightness in his shoulder while warmingup for the second inning. All of the arm-related injuries in Anderson's past were with his elbow, this is the first time he has experienced any shoulder problems.
May 18 - 10:40 PM

Brett Anderson was forced to leave Friday's start against the Blue Jays with an apparent arm injury.

The 30-year-old southpaw allowed a pair of hits during a scoreless first inning, then came back out for the second but something didn't feel right after warming up. The trainer came out to check him out and the decision was made to remove Anderson from the game. He'll presumably head back to the disabled list where he has taken up residence plenty of times over the course of his career. Look for an update from the A's on his status after the game.
May 18 - 7:36 PM

Brett Anderson allowed four runs in five innings in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

Anderson gave up eight hits, and he walked two and struck out four. It's certainly an improvement over his start on Monday, but considering he gave up nine runs in three innings, that's not saying much. In his three starts with the A's, Anderson now owns an ERA of 8.16, and he's given up a whopping 23 hits in just over 14 innings. He'll get another start on Friday against the Blue Jays.
May 13 - 7:07 PM

Brett Anderson gave up nine runs in three innings in a loss to the Astros on Monday.

If you're looking for a positive, only seven runs were earned. Anderson was shelled in this one, giving up 10 hits and also walking three just to rub salt in the wound. The first start of the year for the 30-year-old was promising against Seattle. This was awful. Anderson will try to find a happy medium on Sunday, but you'd be foolish to trust him when he pitches against the loaded Yankees' lineup.
May 8 - 1:13 AM

Brett Anderson allowed two earned runs, five hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Wednesday in Seattle.

Anderson threw 50 of his 80 pitches in the impressive outings, and he deserved a better fate. The A's provided him with very little in the way of offensive support even through he pitched his heart out. He had been terrible as a starter since the start of the 2016 season, entering with a 7.29 ERA, so not many saw this coming. Anderson is trying to resurrect his career in his second go-around with Oakland and he'll need a few more outings like this before he can be trusted again by fantasy owners.
May 3 - 3:14 AM

Athletics purchased the contract of LHP Brett Anderson from Triple-A Nashville.

Anderson will join the A's rotation on Wednesday night against the Mariners after posting a promising 1.89 ERA and 25/2 K/BB ratio over 19 innings (four starts) with Nashville. He has registered a 7.29 ERA in 66 2/3 innings at the major league level since the beginning of the 2016 season and should probably be a wait-and-see commodity in standard fantasy formats. Anderson pitched the first five years of his career (2009-2013) with Oakland before spending time with the Rockies, Dodgers, Cubs, and Blue Jays.
May 2 - 1:31 PM

Brett Anderson is scheduled to join the Athletics' rotation on Wednesday against the Mariners.

Anderson is replacing Kendall Graveman, who started for the A's on Opening Day but got sent to Triple-A Nashville last week after registering an 8.89 ERA in six starts. Anderson boasts a 1.89 ERA and 25/2 K/BB ratio in 19 innings this season for Triple-A Sacramento, but it's a little hard to trust him given his struggles at the major league level over the last two seasons. Anderson spent the first five years of his MLB career with Oakland. He signed a minor league contract with the club in late March.
May 1 - 7:59 PM

Athletics signed LHP Brett Anderson to a minor league contract.

Anderson began his major league career with the Athletics back in 2009 and had some successful seasons before injuries seriously derailed things. The 30-year-old left-hander posted a rough 6.34 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, and 38/21 K/BB ratio in 55 1/3 innings (13 starts) last summer between the Cubs and Blue Jays.
Mar 20 - 2:08 PM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics have had discussions with Brett Anderson

The Athletics are bringing back Trevor Cahill -- assuming everything checks out with his physical -- and could bring back another former starter with the club in the form of Anderson. The 30-year-old southpaw has struggled with injuries for the bulk of his career, and hasn't been very effective when he's been on the mound the last few seasons. If the A's do go down this road, there's zero reason to pay attention to him from a fantasy perspective.
Mar 18 - 3:25 PM

According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of, the Blue Jays and Brett Anderson have "some mutual interest" in a reunion.

Nicholson-Smith adds, however, that the Jays "will presumably aim higher for now" and potentially circle back to Anderson closer to the start of spring training, if he's still available. The veteran left-hander has logged just 66 2/3 innings at the major league level over the last two seasons, to the tune of a hideous 7.29 ERA. Wherever he lands, it'll probably be on a non-guaranteed minor league deal.
Jan 31 - 12:38 PM

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