Tuesday, August 15, 2017
MLB news: Blue Jays sign Anderson
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed LHP Brett Anderson to a minor league deal.
The Blue Jays aren't too far away from the wild card, but there is so many teams in front of them, it seems unlikely they'll make it. But, Anderson is still a good pitcher, who just has a big injury problem. In fact, that's why the Chicago Cubs DFA'd him earlier this year. If he can pitch well in AAA, he can possibly be called up in September, especially if there is an injury.
For Anderson, he's able to get a job, which is obviously good for him. It seemed unlikely he'd get one this year, but he was able to get one.
Anderson, 29, allowed a horrid 20 runs in 22 innings (8.18 ERA), plus a 2.09 WHIP and 16 strikeouts for the Cubs this year. In his nine year MLB career for the Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies and Oakland Athletics, Anderson has a 3.99 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 523 strikeouts in 707.2 innings.