60DBrett Anderson SP LAD 1 month ago

Anderson (back) is still unable to throw a baseball, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's not particularly surprising that Anderson is unable to throw just over seven weeks removed from back surgery, but the report does provide an update on his status. He was given a 3-to-5 month recovery period following his procedure, and remains on track to return at some point this summer.

60DBrett Anderson SP LAD 2 months ago

Anderson (back) was placed on the 60-day DL Sunday, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The oft-injured Anderson underwent back surgery in early March, so this move is merely a formality to clear up a spot on the 40-man roster. He remains confident he can return this season, though any comeback efforts would likely land in August or September.

60DBrett Anderson SP LAD 3 months ago

Anderson is feeling good after undergoing back surgery Tuesday and expressed confidence that he would return this season, the Dodgers' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The initial three-to-five months projection would put Anderson back on a mound as early as June, but given his history and the likelihood that the Dodgers won't rush him back, August is probably a much more realistic scenario.

60DBrett Anderson SP LAD 3 months ago

Anderson has been diagnosed with a bulging disk in his back and will be out 3-to-5 months, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Anderson will undergo back surgery Tuesday, and will then begin a rehab process that will keep him sidelined until sometime this summer. Anderson's injury greatly improves Alex Wood's chances of opening the season in the Dodgers' rotation, and also gives both Michael Bolsinger and Brandon Beachy more of an opportunity to lock down the fifth starter job.

60DBrett Anderson SP LAD 3 months ago

Anderson felt soreness in his back after his live batting practice session Tuesday, so he will get the day off Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times' Andy McCullough reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Even given Anderson's extensive track record of missing time, last season's health notwithstanding, this sounds like a minor ailment. Prospective owners should continue to follow his progress in the coming days/weeks, as it shouldn't be long before he's back in game action.

60DBrett Anderson SP LAD 7 months ago

Anderson accepted the Dodgers' $15.8 qualifying offer Friday, Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Anderson faced an interesting decision, as he finally put together a healthy season en route to posting a 3.69 ERA with a 3.94 FIP, but he elected to give himself another season before hitting the open market. He figures to slot back into the starting rotation, and has proven to be a reliable option when healthy.

60DBrett Anderson SP LAD 7 months ago

Anderson was extended a qualifying offer by the Dodgers on Friday, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Coming off a back injury that cut short his 2014 season, Anderson had a strong comeback season, working to a 3.69. Perhaps more importantly, he finally stayed healthy, as he pitched more than 100 innings for just the third time in his career and made more than 20 starts for the first time since his rookie season. The 27-year-old earned $10 million as a free agent last season, but should get more than that this year after putting together a productive, and healthy, season.

60DBrett Anderson SP LAD 8 months ago

Anderson (10-9) took home a win in his final regular-season start of the year Thursday, holding the Giants to two runs on four hits while striking out three without a walk over 7.2 innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After giving up 11 runs on 20 hits in 8.2 innings over his last two starts, Anderson settled down with a strong effort to close out the year, as he allowed just two hits over seven scoreless innings of work before losing it a bit in the eighth. Despite generally being his typical rather hittable self all year long -- he gave up 194 base knocks this season -- Anderson set new career bests in starts (31) and innings (180.1) in his first healthy campaign since his rookie season of 2009. We'll see him next in the playoffs.

60DBrett Anderson SP LAD 8 months ago

Anderson served up five runs on 10 hits and a walk in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks. His struck out one.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Anderson didn't have it Monday, as he drew just one swing and miss and served up a pair of home runs, his 16th and 17th of the year. Anderson had given up no more than three runs in any of his past six starts, a stretch in which he had a 3.6 ERA and a strong 24:8 K:BB. His full season ERA is up to 3.52.

60DBrett Anderson SP LAD 8 months ago

Anderson allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits over six innings in a no decision Tuesday against the Rockies. He struck out seven and didn't walk a batter.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Anderson showed no signs of ill effect from a calf injury that cut his previous start short. Seven strikeouts marks his most in a start without a walk this year, besting his previous mark of five set August 21 against Houston. Anderson now has a 111:44 K:BB to go with his 3.35 ERA.