|No more sitting around for A's lefty Brett Anderson. (Getty Images)|
The pitching-rich A's are about to add to their coffers, as lefty Brett Anderson has been activated and will start Tuesday against the Twins.
The 24-year-old lefty underwent Tommy John surgery in July of last year and hasn't been on a major-league mound since June 5, 2011. Anderson, whom the A's acquired in 2007 from the Diamondbacks as part of an eight-player swap that also included talents like Dan Haren, Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Carter, has a 3.66 ERA in 371.0 career innings. When healthy, Anderson boasts excellent control and strong groundball tendencies and has frontline stuff.
If Anderson is able to avoid the post-surgical fits and starts that afflict some pitchers, then he stands to improve a rotation that already ranks second in the AL in ERA.
To make room on the active roster for Anderson, the A's have optioned right-hander Dan Straily back to Triple-A Sacramento.