Brett Anderson P COL 16 Days

Anderson left Tuesday's game with back spasms and is listed as day-to-day.

It was suspected that a back issue forced Anderson from Tuesday's game against the Cubs early in the fourth inning, and the Rockies confirmed this after the game. This is good news, as Anderson could conceivably make his next start, but he's not exactly an iron man, so owners will have to pay attention to his status throughout the week.

Brett Anderson P COL 16 Days

Anderson left Tuesday's start with an apparent back injury, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.

He had allowed just one hit through three innings before leaving after throwing one strike to Arismendy Alcantara to start the fourth inning. He had been fantastic over his last three starts, giving up just three runs over 20.1 innings, while striking out 18. However, Anderson is as injury-prone as they come, so this should not come as a surprise. Consider him day-to-day until we get official confirmation on Anderson's diagnosis, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him get shut down, given his track record of missing significant time due to injuries.

Brett Anderson P COL 16 Days

Anderson left Tuesday's game against the Cubs after his first pitch of the fourth inning, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

It wasn't obvious what was ailing Anderson, but he walked gingerly off the mound and right into the clubhouse in the top of the fourth. He had given up just one hit while striking out two in his first three innings. Franklin Morales replaced Anderson in the game and would likely start Sunday if Anderson is unable to take the hill.

Brett Anderson P COL 22 Days

Brett Anderson limited the Cubs to two runs over seven innings but took a no-decision, as the Rockies needed 10 innings before cinching a 6-4 victory on Wednesday.

It was a weird outing for Anderson. He allowed 11 hits, but nine were singles, and he did not issue a single walk while striking out nine. He's now allowed one run over fewer in at least six innings over each of his last three starts. Over seven starts overall since returning from the disabled list, Anderson has a 3.12 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, and a 27/13 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Cubs again next week, this time at home.

Brett Anderson P COL 22 Days

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies plan to either pick up Brett Anderson's $12 million option for 2015 or sign him to a long-term deal.

Anderson has been terrific in his last two starts, but Rosenthal says Colorado wants to keep him around rather than field trade offers for him. The left-hander has been limited to just six starts this year due to a fractured left index finger, but he's put up a 3.24 ERA in those outings.

Brett Anderson P COL 27 Days

Brett Anderson tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Pirates on Friday for his first win of the season, but he was forced to exit due to an apparent blister on his throwing hand.

Anderson didn't give up his first hit until the fifth inning and ended up allowing just two in all. It was a bit of an odd outing, as he struck out just one batter and walked four, but it was good enough to put him in line for the win. Anderson was at 102 pitches when he left the ballgame, so he likely didn't have much left, anyway. After all the injuries he has dealt with in recent seasons, fortunately this one seems minor.

Brett Anderson P COL 1 Month

Brett Anderson allowed six runs -- five earned -- on 10 hits over five innings against the Twins in his return from the disabled list on Sunday.

Anderson got a rude greeting from the Twins in his return, as they got to him for five runs before the first inning ended. He settled down after that disastrous inning, allowing only an unearned run over his next four innings, but the damage was already done. The lefty was pretty good in Oakland but he'll likely have his struggles pitching at Coors Field in the second half.

Brett Anderson P COL 1 Month

Rockies activated LHP Brett Anderson from the 60-day disabled list.

Anderson will make his return to the Rockies' rotation on Sunday against the Twins after missing three months with a fractured left index finger. Fantasy owners should probably give him a start or two to knock the rust off.

Brett Anderson P COL 1 Month

Brett Anderson (finger) is expected to rejoin the Rockies starting rotation on Sunday against the Twins.

Anderson looked strong through his two minor league rehab starts, so the Rockies are comfortable bringing the southpaw back into the fold a little earlier than his projected timetable. Through his first three starts, he posted a 3.60 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 5/5 K/BB ratio over 15 innings.

Brett Anderson P COL 1 Month

Brett Anderson (finger) could rejoin the Rockies' rotation as soon as Saturday.

Anderson had been slated for three rehab starts, but the Rockies are considering bringing him back after two following a successful second outing. They'll make a decision on Wednesday. "Brett is going to be back here (Wednesday), and then we'll make plans from there," manager Walt Weiss said. "Make sure he checks out all right. So far, so good."