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.
Anderson (forearm) was activated from the 7-day disabled list and started Tuesday in Triple-A Lehigh Valley's 4-3 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He covered 4.2 innings and gave up three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out three.
After failing to win a spot in the Philadelphia rotation coming out of spring training, Anderson reported to Triple-A Lehigh Valley but was shut down with a right forearm strain before making any appearances for the affiliate. Anderson spent the subsequent five weeks recovering from the injury before being cleared for his season debut Tuesday. He was predictably rusty while covering only 61 pitches in the outing, but Anderson should receive a longer leash the next time he takes the hill for Lehigh Valley.
Anderson (forearm) will be activated from the 7-day disabled list prior to Sunday's start with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Anderson has been sidelined for the entirety of the 2018 season while recovering from a right forearm strain. The 24-year-old spent a majority of last season at the Double-A level, compiling a 3.59 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over 107.2 innings with Reading. As a member of the Phillies' 40-man roster, there's a chance Anderson will earn a promotion later on this season if he's able to find success with the IronPigs.
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