Anderson (forearm) will throw three 15-pitch innings in a simulated game Saturday, Michael Wagaman of MLB.com reports.

The veteran lefty is shooting to rejoin the starting rotation at some point over the Athletics' upcoming six-day road trip that consists of stops in Baltimore and Tampa. Anderson got through a bullpen session Wednesday free of setbacks, and Saturday's projected 45-pitch workload could be the final step before he's deemed ready for activation.

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