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Brett Anderson | Starting Pitcher | #46

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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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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Brett Anderson (blister) threw five shutout innings in a 3-0 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Anderson wasn't exactly facing the Yankees' best on Sunday, but this was still an impressive finale for the southpaw. He allowed just three hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out three. Health is always going to be a concern with Anderson, but when he's operating at full-strength, he does show mid-rotation upside in his left arm. We'll see if he's back with the Blue Jays in 2018.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 05:42:00 PM

Brett Anderson (blister) has been cleared to start Sunday against the Yankees.

Anderson has dealt with a blister on his left index finger in each of his last two starts, but it's apparently not bad enough to keep him from taking his final turn. The left-hander holds a 6.04 ERA over six starts since joining the Jays and can be avoided in fantasy circles.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Brett Anderson was pulled from Monday's start against the Red Sox after the blister on his left index finger flared up.

Anderson dealt with a blister in his last outing, as well, and he wasn't very sharp in either start. It seems likely that he's done for the season.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 10:52:00 PM

Brett Anderson allowed three earned runs over five innings Monday in a win over the Red Sox.

It wasn't the sharpest outing from Anderson, who issued three walks and gave up six hits, but this was a major bounceback from his last outing Wednesday versus the Royals, in which he coughed up eight runs over just 1 1/3 frames. Anderson, an impending free agent, will finish the 2017 campaign with a road start against the Yankees.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 10:18:00 PM

Brett Anderson was crushed for eight runs in just 1 1/3 innings against the Royals on Wednesday.

He made it through the first inning giving up just one run but got thoroughly pummeled in the second. He surrendered five hits, two walks and seven runs while getting just one out before he was mercifully relieved. Anderson started the season with the Cubs but was jettisoned after turning in an 8.18 ERA in six starts. His stint with the Blue Jays went well for four starts but hit a brick wall today. For the season he is 3-4 with a 7.15 ERA and 1.81 WHIP in 45 1/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 10:51:00 PM

Brett Anderson (finger) has been cleared to start Wednesday versus the Royals.

Anderson dealt with a blister on his finger in his last start, making it just 4 1/3 innings against the Twins, but he threw a light bullpen session Sunday without issue. The 29-year-old left-hander has posted a decent 3.27 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 15/4 K/BB ratio in four starts (22 innings) since joining the Blue Jays.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 06:35:00 PM

Brett Anderson struggled in a no-decision against the Twins on Thursday, allowing two runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.

The veteran southpaw also walked four and struck out four in the ballgame. All of the damage against him came on a two-run single by Jorge Polanco in the fifth inning. He'll carry a 5.73 ERA and 1.66 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Royals. He remains an unappealing fantasy option.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 11:45:00 PM

Brett Anderson held the Tigers to two earned runs over six innings on Saturday.

Anderson struck out five without issuing a walk, turning in his third quality start in as many opportunities since joining the Blue Jays' rotation at the end of August. We still wouldn't trust him in a standard fantasy league. For the season, the 29-year-old left-hander owns a 5.90 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 39 2/3 frames.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 07:22:00 PM

Brett Anderson allowed three earned runs over six innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Orioles.

Anderson looked sharp in his Blue Jays debut last Tuesday against the Red Sox, but the left-hander was a little more mediocre Sunday in the Jays' eventually extra-innings loss. He struck out just three of the 24 batters he faced and he gave up seven hits, including two home runs. Anderson will face the Tigers at home in his next Toronto start.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Brett Anderson held the Red Sox to one run in 5 2/3 innings in his Blue Jays debut Tuesday.

Anderson took the loss anyway, but he acquitted himself tonight, getting nine groundball outs, striking out three and walking none. He'll keep his rotation spot, but he should limited to AL-only value next month.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 10:03:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Brett Anderson from Triple-A Buffalo.

Leonel Campos was optioned in the corresponding move. Anderson will make his Blue Jays debut Tuesday against Boston. The veteran left-hander has struggled to a dismal 9.45 ERA over his last two seasons in the big leagues and doesn't warrant fantasy consideration.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 02:22:00 PM

Brett Anderson will start for the Blue Jays on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

It will be his first start with the Jays after he signed a minor league deal earlier this month following the end of his tenure with the Cubs. Anderson posted an 8.18 ERA over six starts with the Cubs and allowed one run with a 3/2 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo. Tom Koehler -- who pitched well in his Toronto debut last week -- had been scheduled to start Tuesday, so the Jays might go to a six-man rotation for a while.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Blue Jays signed LHP Brett Anderson to a minor league contract.

Anderson posted an 8.18 ERA over six starts with the Cubs this season and missed significant time with a back injury. The 29-year-old hasn't been healthy or effective for a couple years now, but he's worth a shot with the Blue Jays hurting for rotation help.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 05:28:00 PM

Cubs released LHP Brett Anderson.

Anderson posted an 8.18 ERA over six starts with the Cubs and only had a 4.61 ERA on his rehab assignment. He should catch on elsewhere quickly but will likely have to settle for a minor league contract.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 10:37:00 PM