Brett Anderson
SP CHC
4 weeks ago

Anderson passed his physical with the Cubs on Wednesday, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Cubs on Monday, but the "pending a physical" part was no formality with Anderson, who has battled a wide variety of injuries throughout his career. Anderson was limited to just four appearances (three starts) last year due to back, wrist and blister issues. He will compete with Mike Montgomery for the final spot in the Cubs' rotation during spring training.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
4 weeks ago

Anderson agreed to a deal with the Cubs on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deal is still pending a physical, which is an important note because Anderson has dealt with a myriad of injuries during his career. In his last healthy season with the Dodgers (2015), the lefty posted a respectable 3.69 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 180.1 innings. He will likely supply starting pitching depth for the Cubs in 2017.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
5 months ago

Anderson is not scheduled to start again this season.

EDGE Analysis

There were thoughts that Anderson might start Wednesday's contest against the Padres, but the Dodgers instead are going with Jose De Leon for that game, followed by Julio Urias, Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw, and Kenta Maeda. It's unclear if this completely writes Anderson off of the rotation for the postseason or not, but this situation certainly is not good for the 28-year-old left-hander.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
5 months ago

Anderson allowed four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two in Thursday's start versus the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson made his return from a month-long absence due to a wrist sprain, and he allowed three runs during a second-inning rally by the road team before yielding a solo home run in his final inning. The Dodgers have a wealth of experienced arms and expect Scott Kazmir to return to the rotation Friday as well, but Anderson will make another start Wednesday versus the Padres before his status for the postseason is determined.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
5 months ago

Anderson (finger) was activated from the DL ahead of Thursday's start against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander will toe the rubber for just the third time this season, starting opposite Tyler Chatwood in the series opener against Colorado. Anderson sprained his wrist last month in his first start back from back surgery, then developed a blister in his second outing. He's totaled just four innings in his two starts so far, giving up 11 runs.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
5 months ago

Anderson (finger) will start Thursday against the Dodgers, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson was placed on the DL on Aug. 23, but will be back in action for Thursday's outing. Anderson has pitched just four innings over 2 games this season, during which he's allowed 11 runs off 14 hits, including three home runs.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
5 months ago

Anderson (finger) tossed five innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday, striking out five batters and conceding one earned run and no walks.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson came away from the outing without any setbacks from the blister that been present on his left hand and was able to cruise through the five innings, needing only 54 pitches. The Dodgers may want the southpaw to draw closer to 75 pitches before rejoining the rotation, so he may need to complete another rehab start before getting activated from the 15-day DL.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
5 months ago

Anderson (finger) will start at Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson will start a Triple-A playoff game Friday as he works to return from a blister that landed him on the DL on August 23. It's likely that a more clear timetable for his eventual return will be available sometime after Friday's outing. He's pitched just one game at Oklahoma City this season, during which he allowed two runs off six hits over five innings.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
6 months ago

Anderson had another blister issue in Saturday's rehab start and will be reassessed Sunday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

A blister problem is exactly what landed Anderson on the DL in the first place, and it sounds like there's a chance the same problem will keep him there longer. Look for the team to update his status as soon as more information is know, but for now, it's seemingly likely Anderson's stay on the DL will last longer than the 15-day minimum.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
6 months ago

Anderson (finger) will make a rehab appearance with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

A blister landed Anderson on the disabled list in late August, but his finger is apparently healed, and he is ready to get back into game action. Anderson -- and fellow starter Clayton Kershaw, in the same game -- will throw around three innings or 50 pitches Saturday. That pitch count would typically lead to another rehab start, but with the minor league season coming to a close, it remains to be seen what Anderson's next step will be.