• by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rockies option Tyler Anderson to Triple-A

    The Rockies optioned pitcher Tyler Anderson to Triple-A Albuquerque Monday. Anderson dealt with an elbow issue this spring and didn't make an appearance in Cactus League play.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Tyler Anderson (elbow) still not ready to throw at Rockies' camp

    Left-handed pitching prospect Tyler Anderson has yet to start throwing and is still waiting to get clearance to begin throwing at Rockies' camp, reports the Denver Post on Wednesday. Anderson suffered a stress fracture in his left elbow in 2013. The 2011 first-round pick bounced back with a 7-4 record along with a 1.98 ERA in 23 starts for Double-A Tulsa before his season was cut short during the postseason due to soreness in the same elbow. Now Anderson is taking a more cautious approach in his recovery, and remains without a timetable. "If it was up to me, I'd throw right now, but I have to be smart," Anderson said. "We want to takes it extra slow and make sure it never happens again."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rockies SP prospect Tyler Anderson will be limited at start of camp

    The Rockies announced Thursday starting pitcher prospect Tyler Anderson will not be ready to pitch when spring camp opens Feb. 21, per The Denver Post. "We are taking our time with this and we think it's best to take a conservative approach," trainer Keith Dugger said. "He will participate in camp, but he won't pitch. He'll take part in PFP (pitchers' fielding practice) and other activities. We think the prognosis is good for the long term." Anderson had his season end in the Double-A playoffs last season due to elbow soreness. General manager Jeff Bridich said in December that Anderson's rehabilitation was going well and said it was "conceivable" he would be in the mix for a roster spot this spring. However, his slow recovery from the elbow injury could hinder his chances of making the opening day roster. Anderson had a great year in 2014 before getting hurt. He went 7-4 with a 1.98 ERA in 23 starts for Double-A Tulsa. The 2011 first-round pick is 23-10 with a 2.39 ERA in 59 minor-league starts. "We are going to do what's best for Tyler's long-term future with our club," Bridich said of having no specific timetable for Anderson.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Rockies make pitching moves

    The Rockies announced they've added pitcher Tyler Anderson to the 40-man roster and designated pitcher Juan Nicasio for assignment.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Rockies prospect gets hook after experiencing elbow soreness

    Rockies promising pitching prospect Tyler Anderson was removed from the Wednesday night playoff game for Double-A Tulsa with elbow soreness, though the move was greatly precautionary, per the Denver Post. Anderson was taken out after pitching just three innings. He is coming off a regular season in which he compiled a 7-4 record, 1.98 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 118 1/3 innings.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Tyler Anderson placed on minor-league DL

    Rockies starting pitcher prospect Tyler Anderson experienced minor shoulder soreness after his last outing and was put on the seven-day disabled list Thursday.Anderson pitched his second scoreless outing for Class A Modesto Monday. He went 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA in seven starts before landing on the DL. The left-hander, who is the team's No. 6 prospect according to MLB.com, is not expected to be out longer than a week.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Tyler Anderson 'a work in progress'

    Rockies starting pitcher prospect Tyler Anderson tossed his second scoreless outing for Class A Modesto Monday, holding Bakersfield to two hits in six scoreless innings. Anderson struck out six. The left-handed hurler, who is considered the Rockies' sixth-best prospect by MLB.com, is winless in seven starts (0-1), but he's struck out 36 batters in 39 2/3 innings. He's had trouble keeping the baseball in the park at times, allowing six home runs, and he's walked 10 batters. "I wouldn't say I've been super successful so far," Anderson said, per MLB.com. "I've walked more guys [10 thus far] than I would've liked, and there have been balls that I left up in the zone. There's always time to make adjustments after every outing, and that's what I'm doing. It's still a work in progress."

  • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

    Players tumble from Rockies' list

    The Colorado Rockies made their first cuts of the spring Monday and moved the following players to their minor-league camp: pitchers Chad Bettis, Parker Frazier, Daniel Houston, Tyler Anderson and Erick Threets, catcher Lars Davis, shortstop Cristhian Adames and outfielders Rafael Ortega and Kyle Parker.

  • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

    Anderson could be on fast track

    Despite making just 20 starts during his first professional season a year ago, Colorado pitching prospect Tyler Anderson earned an invitation to the major-league camp in spring training. The Rockies believe the move is the first step in what could become a rapid rise through the club's minor-league system. Anderson, 23, posted a 12-3 record and 2.47 ERA over 120 innings for Class A Asheville last season. "I like his demeanor -- he's very responsible and takes his job very seriously," Colorado player development director Jeff Bridich told MLB.com. "He thinks and reasons well on the mound, and shows a fearlessness up there. He does a really nice job of pitching, not getting caught up in throwing hard."