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Brett Anderson | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / ARZ
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Brett Anderson (back) could begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday.
Anderson made it through another simulated game Sunday without issue. The left-hander has been on the disabled list all year following March back surgery and will likely require 3-4 minor league rehab starts. A mid-August season debut appears possible. Jul 24 - 6:03 PM

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Brett Anderson (back) is set to throw a simulated game on Sunday.

Anderson, who is rehabbing from March back surgery, made it through another bullpen session Thursday with no issues and will now advance to facing hitters. The plan calls for him to throw four innings or 60 pitches as he begins getting stretched out. He'll likely need a handful of rehab starts, but a return around mid-August appears within reach.
Jul 15 - 8:01 PM

Brett Anderson (back) threw another bullpen session on Thursday.

Manager Dave Roberts called Anderson's stuff "electric." Next he'll advance to facing live hitters, likely in a simulated game at the Dodgers' spring training facility. Anderson is a little behind Alex Wood (elbow) in his rehab process, but the left-hander is still making important strides. Look for him to join the Dodgers' rotation in mid-August.
Jul 14 - 9:29 PM

Brett Anderson (back) threw a successful 50-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

It's the second time that the veteran southpaw has thrown off of a mound this week without any issues. He's rehabbing from March surgery to repair a bulging disc in his back and is targeting a return to the Dodgers rotation in mid-August.
Jul 8 - 8:26 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday that Brett Anderson (back) could be ready in mid-August.

Anderson threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since undergoing surgery in March to repair a bulging disc in his back. If he avoids setbacks from this point on, a mid-August return is realistic. But that's not a given with the oft-injured 28-year-old lefty.
Jul 6 - 1:27 PM

Brett Anderson (back) threw a successful bullpen session on Tuesday.

It's the first time Anderson has thrown off of a mound since undergoing surgery in March to repair a bulging disc in his back. There remains no clear timetable for his return to the Dodgers rotation, but the club hopes that he will make an impact at some point in the second half.
Jul 5 - 7:41 PM

Brett Anderson (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

It will be his first bullpen session since March surgery to repair a bulging disk in his back. The hope is that Anderson will be able to make an impact at some point in the second half.
Jul 4 - 6:22 PM

Brett Anderson (back) has begun a throwing program.

Anderson is making his way back from surgery in early March to repair a bulging disk in his back. He could potentially be a rotation option for the Dodgers in the second half, although obviously he has a long ways to go.
Jun 3 - 10:01 AM

Dodgers placed LHP Brett Anderson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with a back injury.

Anderson had surgery a month ago to repair a bulging disk. He'll be out until the second half.
Apr 3 - 12:51 PM

Brett Anderson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his back Thursday to repair a bulging disk.

Brutal news for a guy who has battled injury after injury in his eight-year major league career. The recovery time for such a procedure is 3-5 months, which means Anderson will likely miss the entire first half of the 2016 season. He registered a 3.69 ERA in a career-high 31 starts last season and the Dodgers were going to count on him to shoulder a similar load this year. Brandon Beachy, Carlos Frias, and Mike Bolsinger will compete for the open rotation spot.

Brett Anderson was sent for tests on his back on Wednesday.

That's not what Dodgers fans want to hear. The team is likely just being cautious after Anderson tweaked his back throwing batting practice on Tuesday, but it's worth noting that he required back surgery in 2014. At the very least, he appears questionable to make his scheduled Cactus League start on Friday.
Mar 2 - 3:44 PM

Brett Anderson is getting the day off Wednesday due to back stiffness.

Anderson felt stiffness after throwing a live batting practice session on Tuesday. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but the Dodgers aren't going to take any chances this early in the spring. The oft-injured Anderson is coming off a career-high 180 1/3 innings in 2015.
Mar 2 - 11:59 AM

Brett Anderson admitted Monday that he rejected multi-year offers elsewhere to accept the Dodgers' one-year $15.8 million qualifying offer last week.

Despite his extensive injury history, Anderson sees it as a bet on himself to play it out on a one-year deal again before entering the free agent market. The southpaw logged a career-high 180 1/3 innings for the Dodgers in 2015 while compiling a 3.69 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 116/46 K/BB ratio. For as long as he can stay healthy, he'll be a decent mixed league option in 2016.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 10:03:00 PM

LHP Brett Anderson has accepted the Dodgers' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

He joins Colby Rasmus and Matt Wieters among those that have accepted qualifying offers this offseason. Anderson earned a nice raise after putting up a 3.69 ERA in a career-high 180 1/3 innings this past season. He isn't a great bet to stay healthy again but should be effective for as long as he can take the mound.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 05:05:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Brett Anderson "is still undecided" on whether to accept the Dodgers' $15.8 million qualifying offer.

You can understand why. A $15.8 million contract is a healthy total for a guy who's really had trouble staying healthy, but at the same time Anderson might see this as his best chance to land a multi-year deal. The left-hander put up a 3.69 ERA in a career-high 180 1/3 innings this past season.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 02:31:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Andrew Toles
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Brandon McCarthy
7Bud Norris
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Luis Avilan
10Adam Liberatore
11Ross Stripling
12Casey Fien
13Chin-Hui Tsao