60DBrett Anderson
SP CHC
1 month ago

Anderson (back) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Sunday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson continues to slowly work his way back from a back injury that has kept him on the shelf since early May. Seeing as he's been sidelined for such an extended period of time, he'll likely need to make multiple rehab starts before being ready to rejoin the big club.

60DBrett Anderson
SP CHC
1 month ago

Anderson (back) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move to the 60-day disabled list opens a spot on the 40-man roster for Seth Frankoff, whose contract was selected in a corresponding move. Fortunately, there is no reported setback accompanying Anderson's move over to the 60-day DL, so his timetable for a return isn't greatly affected. Anderson has been on the shelf since early-May, so a return shortly before the All-Star break remains a possibility.

60DBrett Anderson
SP CHC
2 months ago

Anderson (back) will throw a three-inning simulated game at extended spring training Monday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson has been out since early May, but it seems like he's making steady progress in his rehab program. If all goes well Monday night, the nest step would seemingly be to ramp up his inning count prior to embarking on a full-fledged rehab assignment.

60DBrett Anderson
SP CHC
2 months ago

Anderson (back) is headed to extended spring training to continue his rehab, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Apparently all went well with Anderson's bullpen session Tuesday, so he'll head to Arizona as he continues to progress in his recovery. The 29-year-old is expected to face live hitters there for the first time since landing on the disabled list. A return date should start to become clearer if he is able to get through the live BP without a hitch.

60DBrett Anderson
SP CHC
2 months ago

Anderson (back) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is the first reported progress Anderson has made since landing on the disabled list on May 7. It's unclear how close the southpaw is to returning to the rotation, but more details should emerge once he takes the next step in his recovery process.

60DBrett Anderson
SP CHC
3 months ago

Anderson (back) has officially landed on the disabled list, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

The righty was only able to record a single out in his start Saturday before departing with the injury, and a DL stint was forecasted later in the day, so this news doesn't come as a surprise. Anderson will be eligible to return as soon as May 16, while fellow pitcher Justin Grimm was called up from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday in a corresponding move.

60DBrett Anderson
SP CHC
3 months ago

Anderson (back) is expected to land on the disabled list according to manager Joe Maddon, Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

No further diagnosis has been revealed beyond the back tightness, but the Cubs seem to be confident that a minimum 10-day rest would be good for the lefty to get back to full health. It's unclear how long he'll remain out, but if Anderson does land on the disabled list, Mike Montgomery or Eddie Butler would likely step into the rotation.

60DBrett Anderson
SP CHC
3 months ago

Anderson was removed from Saturday's contest due to lower back soreness, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Something didn't seem right as the left-hander was only able to record one out in the first inning while serving up five runs, and it seems that an ailing back was the culprit. Team doctors are in the process of evaluating him further, so more details on Anderson's availability for his next start should come forth in the coming days.

60DBrett Anderson
SP CHC
3 months ago

Anderson was removed from Saturday's start in the first inning due to what appears to be an injury, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander was shelled from the get-go, serving up five runs prior to being visited at the mound by a trainer. It's unclear what the issue is at this time, but more details should emerge once team doctors can take a closer look at Anderson. Felix Pena came in to relieve Anderson.

60DBrett Anderson
SP CHC
3 months ago

Anderson (2-1) allowed seven runs on seven hits (one home run) while walking one and striking out one over 1.1 innings for the loss Monday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

This was a far cry from Anderson's last outing when he allowed just one earned run in six frames against the Pirates. The horrendous outing raised the lefty's ERA to 6.23, and he's only struck out three more (15) than he's walked (12) in 21.2 innings. Anderson lives by the ground ball and won't strike out many, making him a risky streaming option in deeper leagues.