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Brett Anderson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Twins "remain interested" in Brett Anderson.

Neal adds that the Twins will be among the clubs to meet with Anderson's agent at the Winter Meetings. The Astros and Royals are also reportedly interested in the left-hander. Anderson has made just 19 starts over the last three seasons due to injury, but he's a high-upside arm when healthy and probably isn't going to cost much.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:55:00 AM

Brett Anderson threw a baseball Monday for the first time since back surgery in August.

Anderson required surgery to repair a bulging disk in his lower back, but it's not expected to affect his readiness for 2015. The southpaw was limited to just eight starts this season due to injury, but he still should be an attractive high-risk, high-reward option in free agency.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 08:38:00 AM

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are interested in re-signing Brett Anderson.

They declined his $12 million option for 2015 but would be willing to bring him back at a lesser rate. Anderson has plenty of upside when healthy, but he simply hasn't been able to take the mound regularly, making just 19 starts over the last three seasons. The Royals and Astros have also expressed interest in the lefty.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have checked in on Brett Anderson.

Drellich notes that Anderson is a Houston native and fits the Astros' desire for a high-upside free agent starter who should come cheap. The Rockies declined a $12 million option on the 26-year-old left-hander after he made just eight starts in 2014 due to yet another string of injuries. Anderson owns a 3.73 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 494 career major league innings.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star hears that the Royals are expected to meet with the representatives for Brett Anderson this week.

Anderson became a free agent this month after the Rockies bought out his $12 million option for 2015 for $1.5 million. The injury-plagued southpaw had a 2.91 ERA across eight starts this season and could be an interesting gamble for someone.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 12:59:00 PM

Rockies declined their $12 million option on LHP Brett Anderson for 2015.

They'll pay him a $1.5 million buyout instead. It's hard to blame the Rockies for the decision, as Anderson made $1 million for each of his eight starts in 2014. He finished 1-3 with a 2.91 ERA in those starts, and some team will take a chance on his ability when healthy. He'll be an interesting case in free agency.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 04:17:00 PM

A source tells Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports that the Rockies have declined their $12 million option on Brett Anderson.

Instead, the club will pay a $1.5 million buyout. Anderson has always had intriguing ability, but injuries have plagued him throughout his career. In 2014, the southpaw made just eight starts while dealing with finger and back injuries. Even with his injury issues, the 26-year-old will have no shortage of interest on the open market this winter.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 04:09:00 PM

Rockies transferred LHP Brett Anderson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's just a procedural move. Anderson is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a disk in his lower back.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 09:04:00 AM

Brett Anderson will undergo season-ending surgery Thursday to repair a disk in his lower back.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Chris Yeung in Arizona. The estimated recovery time is five months, so Anderson should be ready to go by spring training. This closes the book on another injury-riddled season for Anderson, who posted a 2.91 ERA over eight starts. The Rockies hold a $12 million club option on him for next year, but it's tough to count on him to be a major contributor.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Brett Anderson's season is likely over after he's been diagnosed with a bulging L4-L5 disk in his back.

He'll consult with Arizona spine surgeon Dr. Chris Young on Monday but isn't expected back this season even if he doesn't wind up needing surgery. Anderson was limited to just eight starts this season due to injury after ailments limited him to an average of eight starts across the previous three campaigns. At last check, the Rockies are expected to pick up his $12 million option for 2015 in spite of him being a big injury risk.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
4Ali Solis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Juan Nicasio
7Joe Wieland
8Zach Lee
9Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow
14Sergio Santos