Brett Anderson
SP CHC
2 days ago

Manager Joe Maddon said that Anderson could share the fifth spot in the rotation with Mike Montgomery, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's somewhat surprising news, considering the two left-handers have been competing for the final rotation spot throughout camp. Maddon says he's considering the move because neither pitcher has reached the 200 inning plateau in a season yet. Anderson, in particular, missed a majority of last season with wrist and finger injuries and has been inconsistent throughout his career as a starter. It's a move that would obviously decrease his fantasy value, so the situation is worth monitoring.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
4 days ago

Anderson will start Monday's spring training game against the White Sox, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson's health has often prevented him from cashing in on his once elite talent. He's set to compete with fellow left-hander Mike Montgomery, among others, for the No. 5 rotation spot and could be of fantasy service in mixed leagues if he can hold it sometime this season.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
6 days ago

Anderson will pitch in the team's first week of spring training games as he competes for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks and John Lackey aren't expected to pitch until the second week of games, but Anderson and Mike Montgomery are slated to pitch when Cactus League play begins on Saturday. The two lefties are battling for the final spot in the rotation, with the loser of the competition likely ticketed for a long relief role to being the season.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
1 week ago

Anderson feels that he is fully recovered from a bulging disk in his lower back that cost him most of the 2016 season, the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The back injury limited Anderson to just four games last season, and he acknowledged that another serious back injury could end his career. For the moment, Anderson is healthy and competing with Mike Montgomery for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. The talent has always been there for Anderson, but he's only reached 100 innings once in the last six seasons due to a variety of injuries.

Brett Anderson
SP CHC
1 month 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
1 month 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.