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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Dodgers extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to LHP Brett Anderson.

The move was anticipated and is now official. While he certainly has a checkered injury past, Anderson put up a nifty 3.69 ERA in a career-high 180 1/3 innings in 2015 and the rich Dodgers can afford to take a risk.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Mark Saxon of reports that the Dodgers will extend a $15.8 million qualifying offer to Brett Anderson.

He notes that Zack Greinke and Howie Kendrick will receive similar offers, although both of those were widely anticipated. There's certainly a risk in making Anderson a qualifying offer given his health history, but he was very good in 2015 (3.69 ERA in a career-high 180 1/3 innings) and the Dodgers can afford to take a $15.8 million gamble.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 02:52:00 PM

Brett Anderson was lit up for six runs over just three innings of work in Monday's loss to the Mets.

Anderson retired the Mets 1-2-3 in the first inning and was then staked to a 3-0 lead in the top of the second. He gave it right up by yielding four runs in the bottom of the second before serving up a two-run shot to Travis d'Arnaud in the third. It was an ugly outing from the left-hander and further enhances the notion that the Dodgers can only really trust two starters. One of those starters, Clayton Kershaw, will get the ball on short rest in Game 4 Tuesday as the Dodgers try to avoid elimination.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 12:40:00 AM

Brett Anderson picked up his 10th victory of the season on Thursday, limiting the Giants to two runs on four hits over 7 2/3 innings.

The veteran southpaw struck out three and didn't issue a walk on the afternoon. He carried a shutout bid into the eighth inning where the Giants were finally able to scratch out a pair of runs. Anderson finishes a solid regular season 10-9 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in a career high 180 1/3 innings.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 06:22:00 PM

Brett Anderson was shelled in Saturday's no-decision against the Rockies, surrendering six runs on 10 hits over four innings.

Anderson started things off as poorly as they can be started off, surrendering three singles (two of the infield variety) to the first three batters. The fourth Rockies hit left the infield and then some, as Nolan Arenado launched an absolute bomb to center for a grand slam. Anderson went on to allow two more runs over the course of his next three innings before exiting the proceedings. He's surrendered 15 runs in his last two starts and will take a 3.75 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 113/46 K/BB ratio (across 172 2/3 innings) into his final start of the regular season, a road dance with the Giants.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 11:13:00 PM

Brett Anderson lost Monday's start to the Diamondbacks, surrendering five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

The Diamondbacks rallied for three runs to chase Anderson with two outs in his final frame. The lefty allowed 10 hits and walked one while striking out one. Two of the 10 hits were home runs. He now has a 3.52 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP and a 112/45 K/BB ratio over 168 2/3 innings. Anderson is scheduled to start at Coors Field versus the Rockies next.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 01:34:00 AM

Brett Anderson allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings, taking a no-decision in the Dodgers' 16-inning loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

All three runs scored in the fourth inning. Anderson allowed three straight singles to open the frame, and a run scored on the third one which included a Corey Seager throwing error. The next two runs then came in on consecutive ground outs. All told, not a bad night for the lefty, who gave up seven hits, walked none, and struck out seven. Anderson will head into next week's home start against the Diamondbacks with a 3.35 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a 111/44 K/BB ratio over 164 innings.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 03:40:00 AM

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