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Rays' Nick Anderson: Rehab moving to Triple-A
Anderson (elbow) will report to Triple-A Durham on Saturday to continue his rehab assignment, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Anderson began his rehab assignment last week in the rookie-level Florida Complex League, and he'll move up to the Triple-A level after making two appearances in the FCL. The veteran right-hander was limited to six innings last year due to elbow issues and underwent surgery in October, so he'll likely require a couple weeks in the upper minors before being cleared to rejoin the Rays.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Making progress
Anderson (elbow) is on track to throw in a Florida Complex League game later this month, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It has taken awhile for Anderson to recover from the elbow procedure he underwent last October, but he has seemingly made good progress of late. He's scheduled to face live hitters Tuesday, and if all goes well in the next two weeks, the Rays are hoping he will pitch in a FCL game July 26.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Elbow troubles continue
Anderson will meet with a doctor on Tuesday about his continuing elbow discomfort, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Elbow troubles limited Anderson to just six innings last season, and he's yet to pitch this year while recovering from October surgery. While he was able to throw in some capacity this spring, the issue apparently remains troublesome. He hasn't had a clear return date at any point, but the risk of him missing the entirety of the season seems very real. A clearer picture should emerge after his doctor visit.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Completes side session
Anderson (elbow) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The side session marked Anderson's first time throwing off a mound since he underwent right elbow surgery in late October. Anderson is without a definitive timeline for his rehab and recovery from the procedure, but he was placed on the 60-day injured list coming out of spring training and likely won't be ready to rejoin the Rays until after the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Opens season on 60-day IL
The Rays placed Anderson (elbow) on the 60-day injured list March 25.
The transaction is merely a formality, as Anderson is expected to be sidelined for the majority of the 2022 season while he recovers from the right elbow surgery he underwent last October. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Anderson had been throwing off flat ground from 60 feet as of late February, but it's unclear if he's advanced to mound work yet or when he might be able to do so.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Reaches one-year deal
Anderson (elbow) and the Rays agreed to terms on a one-year, $845,000 deal Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports.
Anderson will miss an extended portion of the upcoming season after undergoing elbow surgery in October.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Undergoes elbow surgery
Anderson (back) underwent right elbow surgery Wednesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Anderson dealt with a back injury late in the 2021 campaign and didn't return to the mound during the postseason. He's expected to be shut down for 3-4 months following Wednesday's procedure, and his injury will likely keep him out of game action for the first half of the 2022 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Expects to be back for playoffs
Anderson (back) said Tuesday that he's "absolutely" confident that he'll be ready to return from the 10-day injured list when the Rays begin postseason play Oct. 7, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Anderson landed on the IL on Monday with a lower-back strain, an injury he said he potentially developed due to a mechanical change in his delivery during a relief appearance a day earlier. Though he won't throw for at least a few more days, Anderson believes that the time to rest will be enough to resolve the back injury while also helping him get more consistency with his velocity and command. Anderson had been sidelined all season with a torn elbow ligament before coming off the 60-day IL on Sept. 12. He proceeded to give up three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out only one hitter in six innings before returning to the shelf.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Out with back strain
Anderson was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday due to a strained back, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Anderson allowed a solo homer while picking up his first save of the season Sunday against the Marlins, but he'll head to the injured list after giving up a run in each of his past three outings. The right-hander will miss the rest of the regular season but will be eligible to return for Game 1 of the ALDS on Oct. 7, though it's unclear if he's expected to be healthy by that juncture.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Notches first save
Anderson allowed a solo homer in one inning Sunday but still earned the save over Miami.
Anderson served up a solo shot to Lewin Diaz but retired the next three Marlins and secured the 3-2 victory. He's now given up a run in each of his last three outings after recording three straight scoreless frames to begin his 2021 season. Anderson is now sporting a 4.50 ERA with a 1:2 K:BB through six innings.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Effective in season debut
Anderson (elbow), just activated from the injured list Sunday, fired a scoreless seventh inning during which he allowed a hit and issued a walk in Monday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Anderson had been looking increasingly stronger in his last few rehab appearances before activation, and that momentum carried over Monday. The right-hander gave his previously injured elbow a good test by logging 23 pitches overall. While Anderson's control was a bit rusty -- he got just 11 offerings into the strike zone -- and his fastball averaged just 92.1 mph during the outing as per Adam Berry of MLB.com, manager Kevin Cash was pleased with what he saw. "It was good to have Nick out there on the mound. He looked the part," Cash said. "He's worked hard to get back to this point. We'll look forward to seeing him again in the next day or two and see how the stuff continues to progress."... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Back from IL
The Rays activated Anderson (elbow) from the 60-day injured list Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The righty is ready to make his 2021 debut after missing over five months with an elbow ligament injury. Anderson figures to be eased into high-leverage work, although his track record of excellence in such a role suggests he'll be recording holds and possibly saves sooner rather than later. He fills the 40-man roster spot of Shawn Armstrong, whom the Rays DFA'd on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Could be activated over weekend
Manager Kevin Cash announced Friday that Anderson (elbow) is with the team in Detroit and could be activated during the weekend series against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Anderson has yet to pitch in a big-league game this season after tearing an elbow ligament during spring training, but the right-hander appears to be on the brink of making his 2021 debut. He's allowed just one earned run on three hits across his last five outings with Triple-A Durham, and given that he's back with the Rays, his next outing figures to come in the majors, possibly as soon as this weekend. Anderson posted an impressive 0.55 ERA and 0.49 WHIP across 16.1 innings during the abbreviated 2020 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Continues trending upward
Anderson (elbow) has fired two perfect innings over his last two rehab outings for Triple-A Durham, recording three strikeouts.
The right-hander actually has three consecutive flawless efforts overall with the Bulls dating back to Saturday, his best stretch of pitching yet during his extensive rehab assignment. The team's official site notes manager Kevin Cash received an encouraging report from Durham skipper Brady Williams in recent days regarding Anderson, with the reliever's improving velocity particularly standing out to Williams. Given his recent form, Anderson could well be on the cusp of a long-awaited activation.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Nick Anderson: Mixed results on rehab assignment
Anderson (elbow) has allowed four earned runs on seven hits -- including two home runs -- and a walk while recording five strikeouts over the 3.2 innings covering his last three rehab appearances for Triple-A Durham.
The right-hander allowed at least one earned run in four straight turns from Aug. 17-25 before producing an encouraging scoreless frame against Charlotte on Saturday in his most recent outing. The team's official site reports that manager Kevin Cash was informed Anderson's fastball clocked in at up to 94 mph during the appearance, an encouraging sign that his recovering elbow is strengthening. The 31-year-old remains without a firm return timetable, but it appears likely Anderson will need at least a couple more minor-league outings for both confidence and arm-strengthening purposes.... See More ... See Less
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