Anderson returned to the COVID-19 injured list Thursday.
In a confusing turn of events, Anderson landed on the COVID-19 injured list Sunday before being removed Tuesday, only to head back to the list two days later. The short nature of his original stay suggests he was merely exposed to someone with the virus and didn't test positive himself, but it's possible he's since done so. Catcher Rafael Marchan was recalled in a corresponding move.
The Phillies reinstated Anderson (COVID-19) from the COVID-19 restricted list Tuesday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Anderson appears to have avoided a bout with the virus, as he returns just two days after landing on the COVID-19 list. The righty is back with the Phillies for now, but he may not continue receiving opportunities if he can't improve upon his alarming 7.34 ERA.
The Phillies placed Anderson on the COVID-19-related injured list prior to Sunday's game against the Nationals.
Reliever David Hale was also added to the COVID IL, but the Phillies didn't specify whether the two pitchers were moved to the list due to testing positive for the virus. Since being bounced from the rotation after giving up seven runs in 1.1 innings in a May 16 loss to the Blue Jays, Anderson hasn't fared much better in a low-leverage relief role. In his first three outings out of the bullpen, Anderson has surrendered six earned runs on eight hits and a walk over 5.2 innings.
Anderson will move to the bullpen, with Spencer Howard set to start in his place Saturday against the Red Sox, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Anderson won an Opening Day rotation spot but did very little to keep it, struggling to a 6.96 ERA and 1.61 WHIP through eight starts. Those numbers look worryingly similar to his 7.22 ERA and 1.63 WHIP from 2020. He'll make way for the Phillies' top pitching prospect for now, but it's possible he's needed in the rotation again soon, as Vince Velasquez's status remains uncertain after getting scratched from his Thursday start due to a numb finger.
Anderson (2-4) allowed seven runs on eight hits and a walk in 1.1 innings to take the loss against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Anderson's outing Sunday got off a rough start as he gave up home runs to Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette to lead off the game. He didn't fare much better in the second inning, as he allowed six consecutive batters to reach base before he was removed. Anderson now has a 6.96 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 32.1 innings across eight starts in 2021. He lines up to make his next start at home against the Red Sox on Saturday.
Anderson (2-3) picked up the win in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Nationals, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over five-plus innings. He struck out five.
The veteran right-hander lasted the bare minimum to qualify for the win, but he seemed to be in control while blanking Washington for five innings. However, after serving up a solo shot to Trea Turner and then walking Juan Soto to lead off the sixth, he got a quick hook. Anderson tossed 52 of 85 pitches for strikes, and he'll carry a 5.23 ERA and 26:15 K:BB through 31 innings into his next outing.
Anderson didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Brewers, allowing three runs on four hits and four walks over 4.1 innings while striking out two.
The right-hander got handed a 5-0 lead in the first inning, but Anderson couldn't last long enough to collect the resulting win as he needed 92 pitches (49 strikes) to record 13 outs. He has yet to pitching more than five innings in any start this season, and Anderson will take a 5.54 ERA and 21:14 K:BB through 26 innings into his next outing.
Anderson (1-3) earned the win Friday versus the Mets, allowing one run on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts in five-plus innings.
Anderson gave up a leadoff single to Pete Alonso in the sixth inning, and reliever JoJo Romero allowed him to score. The 33-year-old Anderson was at the plate for the Phillies' two runs Friday. The right-hander struck out but reached on a passed ball, and both Brad Miller and Andrew Knapp were able to dart home to score on the play. Anderson has an unimpressive 5.40 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 19:10 k:BB across 21.2 innings in five outings. He projects to face the Brewers next week.
Anderson (0-3) allowed six runs on six hits and three walks while striking out just two over 3.2 innings in a defeat to the Rockies on Sunday.
Anderson was cruising along through the first three innings but completely fell apart in the fourth. He ended up loading the bases with a walk and proceeded to allow back-to-back RBI singles before walking another batter to keep all the bases occupied. Phillies' manager Joe Girardi decided he had seen enough and brought in David Hale to try and finish the inning. He ended up watching Trevor Story trot around the bases after crushing a hanging curveball over the wall in left for a grand slam. Anderson ended up being charged six runs in the inning and now owns a 6.48 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 16.2 innings. He'll be in search of his first win this season when he takes the bump against the Mets on Friday.
Anderson (0-2) took the loss Monday in Monday's 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Giants, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks over four innings. He struck out five.
The right-hander exited after throwing 70 pitches (47 strikes), but there was only one offering Anderson would like to have back -- a third-inning curveball he left over the plate that Brandon Belt deposited in the seats in right field for the game's only offense. Anderson has a 4.15 ERA and 11:5 K:BB through 13 innings, but he'll be a very risky fantasy option in his next outing, slated for Sunday against the Rockies in Coors Field.
Anderson didn't factor into the decision in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks over four innings, He struck out three.
Dominic Smith tagged him for a two-run homer in the first inning, but Anderson was able to avoid any further damage despite steady traffic on the bases. The right-hander tossed 44 of his 74 pitches for strikes, and he'll take a 4.00 ERA and subpar 6:5 K:BB through nine innings into his next outing, set for Monday at home against the Giants.
Anderson won't start against the Mets on Monday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Monday's game will be made up as a doubleheader Tuesday, so Anderson could be in line to start one of the two games in the twin bill. The right-hander took the loss in his season debut against the Mets, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings.
Anderson (0-1) took the loss Tuesday, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings in an 8-4 to the Mets.
The veteran right-hander didn't pitch badly while throwing 49 of 80 pitches for strikes and only made one real mistake, which Dominic Smith deposited in the seats for a two-run shot, but the Phillies weren't able to level the score and take him off the hook for the loss. Anderson lines up for a road rematch with the Mets on Monday.
Manager Joe Girardi said Anderson will start the Phillies' fifth game of the season April 6 against the Mets, Pat Gallen of CBS 3 Philadelphia reports.
Anderson and fellow Phillies newcomer Matt Moore were able to secure the final two spots in the rotation over Vince Velasquez, who will begin the season in the bullpen. The 33-year-old posted a career-best 10.7 K/9 for the Blue Jays in 2020, but he was hit hard when he wasn't making bats miss, giving up 45 hits -- including 11 home runs -- in 33.2 innings. While he held batters to a .157 average this spring, Anderson still served up two home runs in 14.2 innings. He looks like a less-than-ideal streaming option against a Mets squad that boasts one of baseball's more potent lineups from top to bottom.
Anderson signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Phillies on Wednesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Anderson's $9.5 million contract option was declined by the Blue Jays in late October, but he's now agreed to terms with Philadelphia ahead of the 2021 campaign. The righty posted a career-worst 7.22 ERA and 1.63 WHIP over 33.2 innings with the Blue Jays in 2020 and will attempt to return to form in 2021 after recording a 3.83 ERA over four seasons with Milwaukee. He should be one of several pitchers competing for a back-end rotation spot with the Phillies during spring training.
Anderson had his $9.5 million club option for 2021 declined by the Blue Jays on Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The veteran right-hander struggled in 2020 with a 7.22 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 38:10 K:BB over 33.2 innings after beginning the season with an injury, so it's not much of a surprise Toronto opted to pay the $500,000 buyout. Anderson had a 3.63 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 82 starts over the previous three seasons with the Brewers before being traded, so he should at least earn a look from someone for spring training.
Anderson (1-2) picked up the win in Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Orioles, giving up one hit over two scoreless innings of relief. He struck out four.
Entering the game in the sixth inning after T.J. Zeuch had blanked the O's for five frames, Anderson kept the shutout going and was rewarded for his efforts when Cavan Biggio gave the Jays the lead with a solo shot. While he was able to end the regular season on a high note, Anderson had a rough first campaign with Toronto, posting a 7.22 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 38:10 K:BB over 33.2 innings.
Anderson will be available out of the bullpen Tuesday and won't start Wednesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Anderson has struggled mightily in each of his last three starts, and he'll be moved to a bullpen role, presumably for the remainder of the regular season and for the postseason. Robbie Ray will start in his place Wednesday with Hyun-Jin Ryu taking the mound Thursday.
Anderson (0-2) took the loss Thursday as the Blue Jays fell 10-7 to the Yankees, coughing up seven runs on eight hits -- including an incredible five home runs -- and a walk over 2.2 innings of relief. He struck out four.
Entering the game after opener Julian Merryweather allowed two runs in the first inning, Anderson tossed a couple of clean frames before a disastrous fourth in which the Yankees posted their first five-homer inning in franchise history, en route to becoming the first team in MLB history to slug six or more homers in three straight games. Anderson's next outing is also scheduled to come against the Yankees back in Buffalo on Tuesday, but his 7.45 ERA and 1.72 WHIP through 29 innings this season don't inspire much confidence that he's ready for a rematch.
Anderson will work behind an opener Thursday against the Yankees, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
The veteran right-hander was slated to make a traditional start Thursday, but Julian Merryweather has now been tabbed as the opener. Anderson has started in all seven of his outings this season and has a 5.81 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 25:8 K:BB over 26.1 innings.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/31||@ CIN||L 1-11||3.0||3||2||0||1|
|05/24||@ MIA||L 6-9||1.2||2||1||0||0|
|05/21||vs BOS||L 3-11||1.0||3||3||1||2|
|05/16||@ TOR||L 8-10||1||1.1||8||7||1||0|
|05/11||@ WAS||W 6-2||1||5.0||3||2||1||5|
|05/05||vs MIL||W 5-4||4.1||4||3||4||2|
|04/30||vs NYM||W 2-1||1||5.0||5||1||2||6|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFX-South Bend Silver Ha||38.0||7||7||1||2||4||0||31||9||36||2.84||1.184|
|2017||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||3.1||1||1||0||0||1||0||3||1||2||2.90||0.968|
|2017||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||4.1||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||1||6||8.78||1.707|
|2019||AAA-San Antonio Missions||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||6||0||3||4.50||0.750|