Anderson was sent back down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Wednesday's game.
Anderson made his second appearance at the big-league level this season during Tuesday's 16-inning game against the Dodgers, in which he recorded a spotless inning of relief. He will return to the Triple-A level, where he's logged a 4.02 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 65 innings in 2018. The Phillies will make a subsequent move prior to Thursday's series opener in Cincinnati, though a roster spot is needed for Ranger Suarez, who will be called up for his major-league debut.
Anderson was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
Anderson has appeared once for the Phillies this season as a starter, but appears to be up as a reliever this time around. Ranger Suarez is expected to start Thursday when the Phillies need a spot starter against the Reds. Anderson will take the long-relief role vacated by Yacksel Rios, who was optioned to Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move.
Anderson (0-1) tossed five innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out four as he picked up the loss Sunday against Pittsburgh. He was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following his outing.
Anderson made it through the first three innings with just one run allowed, but the wheels fell off in the fourth when he surrendered three runs on a pair of doubles. Given his disappointing outing, the Phillies have elected to send Anderson back to the minors after his first major-league action of 2018. A corresponding move will be made prior to Monday's series opener against the Mets.
Anderson was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in advance of his scheduled start Sunday against the Pirates, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
The Phillies optioned reliever Yacksel Rios to Triple-A to make room on the active roster for Anderson, who will take the hill for his first MLB start. Over 10 outings for Lehigh Valley this season, the 24-year-old has managed a 4.15 ERA and 41:14 K:BB across 52 innings. If Anderson performs well Sunday, he could earn a second start Friday against the Marlins, assuming Vince Velasquez (forearm) isn't ready to return from the 10-day disabled list by that point.
Anderson will be recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start Sunday's game against the Pirates, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
The Phillies require an additional starter due to their doubleheader with the Mets on Monday and are opting to give Zach Eflin an additional day of rest after leaving his last start with a blister. Anderson has a 4.15 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with a .228 opponent batting average in 10 starts with the IronPigs this season.
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