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Top Cody Anderson News

  • Cody Anderson: Released by Mariners

    Anderson (elbow) was released by the Mariners in March, Baseball America reports.

    He underwent flexor tendon surgery on his right elbow in June of 2019 and had Tommy John surgery in 2017, so it seems arm injuries may have put an end to Anderson's big-league career. The 29-year-old righty only ever pitched in games as a member of the Indians organization.

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  • Mariners' Cody Anderson: Inks minors deal with Mariners

    Anderson (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Saturday as a non-roster invitee, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Anderson's 2019 season was cut short after he underwent surgery on his flexor tendon in his right elbow in mid-June, but he'll get to work in major-league spring training in 2020 pending a physical. The right-hander has seen limited action over the past several seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2017.

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  • Cody Anderson: Elects free agency

    Anderson (elbow) became a free agent Monday after being outrighted off Cleveland's 40-man roster.

    Anderson threw just 8.2 innings at the big-league level this season, allowing nine runs while walking eight batters. He underwent surgery on the flexor tendon in his right elbow in mid-June and did not return to action. His status heading into next year's spring training is unclear.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Anderson (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday.

    He is recovering from June surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow, and will likely miss the remainder of the 2019 season.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Undergoes elbow surgery

    Anderson underwent surgery Friday on the flexor tendon in his right elbow, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

    Anderson was sent to the 7-day injured list at the beginning of June with right elbow inflammation, but evidently the issue was much worse than initially thought. A timetable for his return has yet to emerge, but he'll likely miss the remainder of the season while on the mend.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Heads to injured list

    Anderson was placed on the minor-league injured list Tuesday due to right elbow inflammation, Tribeinsider reports.

    Since being demoted to Triple-A Columbus on May 11, Anderson has posted a 6.11 ERA and 1.70 WHIP with 13 punchouts over 17.2 innings. It remains to be seen whether he'll need more than the 7-day minimum to fully recover.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Optioned to Triple-A

    Anderson was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Anderson was up for two starts in his latest stint with the Indians, giving up six runs in a combined 3.2 innings of work. A.J. Cole will take his place on the roster but presumably not in the rotation, as an off day Wednesday means that the Indians won't need a fifth starter for 10 days.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Early exit in no-decision

    Anderson didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 4-3 extra-innings loss to the A's, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks over three innings while striking out three.

    The right-hander also hit a batter and uncorked a wild pitch, and Anderson needed 68 pitches (45 strikes) to record the nine outs. Cleveland doesn't have any better options to fill a rotation spot right now, so the 28-year-old will continue to get stretched out and take a 9.35 ERA into his next scheduled start Thursday, at home against the O's.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Gives up grand slam in loss

    Anderson (0-1) allowed four runs on two hits with three walks and one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning during a loss to the Mariners on Sunday.

    This was Anderson's first MLB appearance since April 21 -- the Indians recalled him from Triple-A ahead of this outing -- and first start of the year. It was one to forget, though, as Anderson gave up a grand slam and wasn't able to complete an inning. Considering he's only had four appearances this season, this outing ballooned his numbers. Anderson is 0-1 with a 11.12 ERA, 2.47 WHIP and six strikeouts in 5.2 innings this year.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Recalled for start

    The Indians recalled Anderson from Triple-A Columbus ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Mariners.

    Sunday's appearance will mark Anderson's first at the big-league level since September 2016 after elbow injuries derailed his career. Though he entered spring training healthy, Anderson was eased into action at the minor-league level and made only two three-inning appearances for Columbus prior to his promotion. He'll assume the rotation spot vacated by Corey Kluber (forearm) but will presumably be on a strict pitch count in his first outing with the Tribe.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Set to start Sunday

    Anderson will be called up from Triple-A Columbus to start Sunday against the Mariners, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Cleveland's starting rotation took another blow this week with Corey Kluber heading to the injured list with a fractured forearm, opening up a spot for Anderson in the rotation. Kluber is likely to be sidelined through the rest of the month at least, and the Indians have only one remaining off day in May, so Anderson and Jefry Rodriguez appear primed to slot in as regular starters for the near future. Anderson will need to be eased into action early on to get fully stretched out after throwing out of the bullpen for the Indians in April.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Sent to Triple-A

    The Indians optioned Anderson to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.

    Anderson will head back to the minors to clear a spot for Jefry Rodriguez, who was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Marlins. During his week-and-a-half-long stay with the big club, Anderson made three appearances in relief and gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Called up by Cleveland

    Anderson was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.

    Anderson's next big-league appearance will be his first since 2016. He's been primarily a starter in his professional career, but it's Jefry Rodriguez who will be making a spot start Saturday. With Mike Clevinger out for a large portion of the season with a back injury, Anderson could get his chance to audition at some point in the near future.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Cut from spring training

    The Indians optioned Anderson to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.

    Anderson's demotion leaves the Indians with 44 players left at their big-league camp. The right-hander has mostly worked as a starter since beginning his professional career in 2011, but the Tribe's stacked major-league rotation limited Anderson to competing for a bullpen role during training camp. He could have a spot reserved for him in the Triple-A rotation and may rank as one of the Indians' top options when a spot starter is needed in 2019.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Avoids arbitration

    Anderson agreed to a one-year, $641,250 deal with Cleveland on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports.

    The 28-year-old did not pitch in 2018 after undergoing Tommy John surgery last March, though he was able to partake in some Arizona Fall League action a couple months ago. Anderson should be fully operational by the time spring training rolls around as he looks to lock down a spot in Cleveland's bullpen.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: To throw in Arizona League on Saturday

    Anderson (elbow) will pitch in the Arizona League on Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Anderson is slated to see his first game action following Tommy John surgery in March of 2017. If he cruises through his minor-league rehab assignment, there's a chance he could return from the disabled list sometime in mid-to-late September.

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  • Indians' Cody Anderson: Throwing live BP

    Anderson (elbow) has began throwing live batting practice but will not return by the end of August, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

    Anderson underwent Tommy John surgery in March of 2017 and has been slowly progressing throughout this season. Manager Terry Francona said, "In the not too distant future, he'll be thinking about some rehab games. Maybe in the next couple of weeks." The 27-year-old should require multiple rehab appearances and is likely looking at return to the Indians in mid-September as a best-case scenario.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Quincy, CA
Age: 31
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R