Anderson was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a right forearm strain, The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Anderson reached the big leagues for the first time in 2017, giving up seven runs (six earned) in 2.1 innings. He was set to begin the year with Triple-A Lehigh Valley and could return at some point later in the year as pitching depth, provided that he's healthy. A forearm strain is often the initial diagnosis that precedes a much more serious injury, though there have been no reports at this point that this particular issue is a major one.
Anderson was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Anderson had a 3.46 ERA in 22 starts in the upper minors last season. He gave up 6 earned runs in 2.1 innings at the major-league level. He'll go back to Triple-A and could be in line for a call-up at some point in the 2018 season, though he's behind a large number of young starters in the Phillies' organization so he's unlikely to be one of the team's first options.
Anderson was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.
Anderson was promoted to Triple-A on Tuesday, but is headed up to the big club without having pitched an inning for Lehigh Valley. Anderson has started 21 games at Double-A Reading this season, during which he's notched a 3.59 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. However, the Phillies may opt to use Anderson from the bullpen in order to ease him into the majors. In a corresponding move, Cameron Perkins was optioned to Lehigh Valley.
Anderson was promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
In 107.1 innings this season with Double-A Reading, Anderson posted a 3.59 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 19.3 strikeout percentage. Anderson, who has been used as a starter so far in the minors, made his major-league debut out of the bullpen earlier this month.
Anderson made his major-league debut Tuesday, allowing one earned run on two hits over one inning. He also managed to strike out Mike Trout. The Phillies will replace him in the bullpen with Edubray Ramos.
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