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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 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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Brett Anderson gave up two earned runs in three innings Tuesday against the Brewers.

Anderson struck out three and issued only one walk, but the Brewers' travel lineup tagged him for five singles and a double. The left-hander is trying to nail down a spot in the Cubs' Opening Day rotation after signing a one-year, $3.5 million free agent contract with the organization in late January. He made just four appearances last season for the Dodgers.
Mar 14 - 5:59 PM

Brett Anderson started against the White Sox on Monday and tossed a scoreless inning while allowing one hit.

He struck out one batter and did not allow a walk. Anderson missed all but four games of last season with the Dodgers and signed a free agent deal with the Cubs this winter. He will battle Mike Montgomery for the final slot in the Cubs starting rotation this spring. He has a 3.86 ERA in 685 2/3 career innings. He has a long injury history but has pitched well when healthy. Pitching in front of the Cubs' fantastic defensive alignment and supported by their elite offense, he would make a strong late-draft sleeper if he wins a rotation slot.
Feb 27 - 11:41 PM

Cubs signed LHP Brett Anderson to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

The agreement was reported earlier this week and is now official. The deal reportedly includes incentives which could max out at $10 million. Anderson was limited to just four appearances (including three starts) with the Dodgers last year due to back, wrist, and finger injuries, and is generally a poor bet to stay healthy, but he'll give the World Champions some rotation insurance going into the spring.
Jan 26 - 4:54 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Brett Anderson has passed his physical with the Cubs.

The Cubs have yet to make an official announcement, but it's the final step in making his contract official. Of course, given his long injury history, passing the physical wasn't a mere formality. Anderson will reportedly receive a $3.5 million base salary, with incentives which could max out the deal at $10 million. Mike Montgomery currently projects to be the fifth starter for Chicago, but that could change depending on how Anderson looks in the spring.
Jan 25 - 4:02 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Brett Anderson has agreed to a contract with the Cubs, pending a physical.

We can't consider Anderson passing the physical a slam dunk given all his previous injury issues. Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan says the contract is worth $3.5 million and contains incentives that could push the total to $10 million. Anderson didn't have any arm problems in 2016, but he was limited to just 11 1/3 innings with the Dodgers due to back, wrist and blister issues. He's made more than eight big league starts just once in his last five campaigns. However, Anderson has mostly pitched well when able to take the mound, and Rosenthal says the Cubs were impressed by a bullpen session the southpaw threw recently in Arizona. He'll be an option for their rotation, although he might be on the outside looking in as it stands right now.
Jan 23 - 9:51 PM

Brett Anderson pitched relatively well in Thursday's no-decision against the Rockies, yielding four runs on six hits over five innings.

This was Anderson's first start since hitting the disabled list with a blister near the end of August. He struck out two and walked one on the evening. The majority of the damage on his line touched home in a three-run second inning. Anderson has made three starts this season and has given up at least four runs in every one of them. He is scheduled to make one more start this season, on the road against the Padres next Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 01:08:00 AM

Dodgers activated LHP Brett Anderson from the 15-day disabled list.

The veteran southpaw has been sidelined the past few weeks due to a blister on his pitching hand. He has made just two starts for the Dodgers this season, allowing 11 earned runs in only four innings of work (24.75 ERA). He can be avoided for fantasy purposes on Thursday.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Brett Anderson (finger) will start for the Dodgers on Thursday at home against the Rockies.

It will be just his third appearance for Los Angeles in 2016. Anderson threw five innings of one-run ball Friday in a rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City, but he's not a very trustworthy fantasy streaming option against a good Colorado offense. The left-hander has officially yielded 11 earned runs in four major league innings this season.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 07:19:00 PM

Brett Anderson (finger) pitched well in Friday's rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City, allowing one run on three hits over five innings.

The southpaw punched out five and didn't walk a batter. Given the depth of the injuries in the rotation, Anderson could work his way into the postseason mix if he pitches well once rejoining the Dodgers next week.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 10:31:00 PM

Brett Anderson (finger) will make a rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.

It'll be Game 3 of the five-game Pacific Coast League championship series against the Triple-A affiliate of the Padres. Anderson has made just two starts this season for the Dodgers and been lit up in both, but he'll keep trying to make himself an option. What currently has him sidelined is a blister on his left hand.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 05:33:00 PM

The blister issue on Brett Anderson's left index finger resurfaced during a rehab appearance Saturday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday.

He'll be re-evaluated on Sunday. With other Dodgers pitchers getting healthy, Anderson isn't looking like a great bet to make any more starts this season.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 02:41:00 PM

Brett Anderson (blister) is scheduled to pitch in a minor league rehab game at High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday.

He'll work in relief of fellow recovering starter Clayton Kershaw. Anderson is expected to pitch five innings, which equates to about 75-80 pitches. It sounds as though he'll need at least one more outing after this one before he's deemed ready to rejoin the Dodgers rotation.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 07:25:00 PM

Brett Anderson (blister) tossed a four-inning simulated game on Tuesday afternoon.

Anderson has been on the disabled list since August 23 with a blister on his left index finger. He has a ridiculous 24.75 ERA and 4.25 WHIP in two starts this season with the Dodgers and can go on being ignored in standard fantasy leagues when he is activated, probably in about two weeks.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Brett Anderson on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his left index finger.

The blister forced him from his start Saturday against the Reds and he was unable to throw his slider during a side session on Tuesday. He's also been dealing with back and wrist injuries. Anderson holds a hideous 24.75 ERA and 4.25 WHIP through two starts this season with Los Angeles.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 09:36:00 PM

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