Anderson (illness) is scheduled to start Saturday's Cactus League game against the Rangers, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Anderson's turn in the Brewers' spring rotation initially came up Tuesday, but he was scratched ahead of that outing after experiencing flu-like symptoms. The lefty was cleared to resume workouts a day later and is apparently feeling healthy again, so the illness won't derail his bid for an Opening Day starting job.
Anderson returned to the team Wednesday after being scratched from his start the previous day with flu-like symptoms, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. The loss of one outing shouldn't do too much damage to Anderson's ability to get ready for Opening Day. It remains to be seen when he'll next get into a Cactus League game.
Anderson was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday against the Padres due to flu-like symptoms. The loss of one spring start probably won't significantly impact Anderson's readiness for Opening Day. Shelby Miller will start in his place Tuesday.
Anderson is currently slated to open the season in the Brewers' starting rotation, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Anderson signed a one-year deal with the Brewers after posting a 3.89 ERA over 31 starts with the A's last season, and according to manager Craig Counsell he opens camp safely in the rotation, presumably in the fourth spot behind Brandon Woodruff, Adrian Houser and Josh Lindblom.
Anderson (13-9) allowed three hits and one walk while striking out three over five scoreless innings in a win over the Mariners on Saturday. Anderson put up zeros and the bullpen did as well, with rookie Jesus Luzardo ultimately closing out a 1-0 victory. The lefty ends the regular season having allowed more than three earned runs in just one of his final 10 starts. He brought his ERA under 4.00 for the season and it looks like Anderson may get a start in the ALDS if the A's are able to advance past next Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game.
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