Anderson fanned three and threw five scoreless innings against the Yankees on Sunday, but he did not factor in the decision. The 29-year-old left-hander will hit the open market this offseason, after spending time with the Cubs and Blue Jays in 2017. With 66.2 innings in the big leagues over the past two seasons following a 180.1-inning performance with the Dodgers in 2015, Anderson will likely latch on with another club on a low-risk deal with the hope of competing for a rotation spot during spring training.
Anderson (finger) will get the nod Sunday against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Anderson was dealing with blistering in his last start, and has dealt with injuries all season -- he will start only his 13th game of the year Sunday. He will look to end 2017 on a high note after a disappointing season in which he accrued a 6.97 ERA and 1.81 WHIP across 50.1 innings. The 29-year-old will enter free agency again this winter.
Anderson left Monday's game after aggravating the "hot spot" on his left index finger, TV broadcaster Hazel Mae reports. The lefty went deep enough to pick up the win, but with the finger issue returning, Anderson's status for his final turn is up in the air. Before this problem surfaced, Anderson once again missed time with a back injury, continuing a trend of poor health that has unfortunately defined his career. The 29-year-old will be a free agent again this winter.
Anderson (4-4) gave up three runs on six hits and three walks across five innings to earn the win Monday against the Red Sox. Anderson put two men in scoring position with no outs in the first, allowing both to score before escaping the frame. He allowed another run in the fifth after three solid innings, but he was staked to a lead at the time and ultimately came away with his fourth victory. Anderson had allowed 10 earned runs in 5.2 innings over his previous two starts, so even this mediocre outing was an improvement. He's scheduled to make his final start of the season Sunday against the Yankees.
Anderson (3-4) was rocked to the tune of eight runs on seven hits and two walks over just 1.1 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Royals. Yikes. Anderson's first four starts with the Jays had gone surprisingly well, but he started showing cracks in the foundation in his last start (just 4.1 innings with four walks and a wild pitch), and it didn't take long for everything to come crumbling down in this one. With an unappealing road tilt in Boston next on his agenda, most fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere for pitching help.
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