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Anderson (back) is currently throwing from up to 150 feet and will begin mound work again next week, Ken Gurnick of reports.

After undergoing season-ending back surgery in August, Anderson signed on with the Dodgers during free agency and should compete for a spot in their starting rotation. The 26-year-old has been plagued by injuries in the past, but it appears as though his rehab has been going well and that he'll be good to go by the start of spring training.

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Anderson agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with the Dodgers on Monday.

Anderson's deal includes $4 million in possible incentives, meaning he could earn up to $14 million in 2015. The 26-year-old started just eight games for the Rockies in 2014 to the tune of a 2.91 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with 29 strikeouts over 43.1 innings. However, his past track record with the Athletics, the promise he showed in his eight starts last season and the value of starting pitching has landed him in the double-digit millions. Anderson is coming off surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, but he could be ready for spring training.

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Anderson (back) will throw a baseball for the first time since undergoing back surgery in August.

Anderson suffered the back issue late in the season after dealing with a finger injury earlier. He made just eight starts on the year, finishing with a 2.91 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. The Rockies declined his $12 million option in the offseason, and Anderson is currently a free agent. He will likely receive a shot somewhere, but at a reduced value.

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Anderson (back) had his $12 million team option declined by the Rockies on Saturday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Anderson had surgery to repair a herniated disc in August that ended his season early after he started the season on the 60-day DL with a broken finger. The team decided to pay the $1.5 million buyout instead of exercising his option, and Anderson will become a free agent.

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Anderson (back) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday.

With Anderson undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery last Thursday, the Rockies moved him to the 60-day DL to free up a roster spot. Brooks Brown was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs in a corresponding move.

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Anderson underwent successful surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back Thursday, the Denver Post reports.

The lefty's season is over as a result, but head athletic trainer Keith Dugger believes Anderson should be ready for spring training. A finger injury forced Anderson out of action in April and he made just five starts upon his return before the back issue crept up. The injury-plagued 2014 campaign marks his third straight with single-digit starts.

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Anderson will indeed require surgery to repair a bulging disc in his lower back,'s Thomas Harding reports.

After a week of rest and treatment, Anderson's back pain showed little sign of improvement and upon further examination by spinal surgeon Dr. Chris Yeung on Monday, was deemed to require surgery in order to fix the issue. The procedure is set to take place Thursday and typically comes along with a five-month recovery period. The good news is that Anderson is expected to be ready for Spring Training in 2015. However, it seems unlikely that the Rockies will opt to exercise their $12 million option on the 26-year-old lefty.

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An MRI revealed that Anderson was dealing with a bulging disc in his back, likely ending his season, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Anderson will see a back specialist on Monday before his next move his determined, but it seems likely at this point that the Rockies will shut him down for the season. His performed spectacularly when healthy with a 2.91 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over eight starts, but as has been the case for much of his career, injuries once again will cost him significant time.

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The Rockies fear Anderson's back injury could be season-ending, the Denver Post reports.

An MRI was order on Anderson's ailing back, with the team wanting to see if there's a possible disc issue, but the results have not been released. Anderson was said to still be in a great deal of discomfort Friday, a day after hitting the 15-day DL. The lefty does not have a history of back issues, but it sounds like the Rockies are prepared to move on without him.

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Anderson (back) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Manager Walt Weiss suggested a DL stint was likely after Anderson left Tuesday's start due to back spasms, and sure enough, the left-hander will require at least a couple weeks to heal up. Anderson was cruising before leaving Tuesday, holding the Cubs to one hit through three innings, but injuries have been a recurring theme throughout the 26-year-old's career and his injury history should temper any future expectations.