Anderson (oblique) has resumed throwing off a mound, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Anderson suffered a left oblique strain at the start of spring training and was originally expected to be sidelined to begin the season. With a potential Opening Day now expected to take place no sooner than early July, Anderson appears to be on track to begin the season ready to contribute out of the bullpen.
Anderson (oblique) played catch Wednesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Anderson has been sidelined by a left oblique strain since mid-February and was given a 4-to-6 week timeframe for a return. Wednesday's catch session was his first baseball activity since suffering the injury, with the expectation that he would soon progress to bullpen sessions. Though Anderson was not expected to be ready for Opening Day, that could change following Thursday's announcement that the start of the regular season will be delayed by at least two weeks.
Anderson has had no setbacks in his recovery from a left oblique strain but has yet to resume baseball activities, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Per Bollinger, the inflammation in Anderson's oblique is gone, suggesting that he could begin ramping up his activity in the near future. Nonetheless, the right-hander is unlikely to have enough time to be ready for Opening Day. He's expected to start the season on the injured list.
Manager Joe Maddon said Thursday that Anderson suffered an oblique injury in a workout and has been ruled out for 4-to-6 weeks, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports. More specifically, Anderson is contending with a Grade 2 left oblique strain, per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic.
While Anderson could be able to resume throwing by the end of spring training if he meets the short end of that recovery timeline, Maddon admitted the righty reliever will likely open the 2020 campaign on the injured list. When he's been healthy during parts of two seasons in the big leagues, Anderson has flashed dominance out of the bullpen at times due to his big fastball, but a career 15.7 BB percentage has torpedoed his ERA and WHIP.
Anderson (lat) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Anderson advanced to pitching in simulated games this week, clearing the way for his return from the nearly two-month stint on the IL. The 26-year-old has struggled this year with a 5.01 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 56:27 K:BB over 41.1 innings.
Anderson (lat) is expected to pitch in a simulated game as soon as Friday, the Associated Press reports.
The sim game will likely mark the final hurdle Anderson needs to clear before the Angels bring him back from the 10-day injured list. Anderson has been on the shelf since Aug. 12 with a right upper trapezius strain.
Anderson (lat) is scheduled for a bullpen session Sunday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Anderson has been playing catch but has not thrown a pitch since giving up three runs in one-third of an inning against Boston on Aug. 9. If Sunday's bullpen session goes well, he will throw a few more and at least one simulated game before being activated from the injured list. The 26-year-old has compiled a 5.01 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 56:27 K:BB in 41.1 innings this season.
Anderson (lat) played catch Saturday, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Anderson was shut down last week after feeling discomfort while moving his arm, so his resumption to throwing is a positive sign that he is inching toward a return. The 26-year-old went on the 10-day injured list with a lat strain Aug. 12. He has compiled a 5.01 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 41.1 innings this season.
Anderson admitted Sunday that he hit a "wall" in his recovery from a strained right lat earlier in the weekend, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Anderson was believed to be tracking toward an abbreviated stay on the 10-day injured list after being shut down Aug. 12, but the setback he incurred now leaves him without a clear timeline to return. The right-hander noted that he still feels stiffness and tingling when he moves his arm, so he'll likely be shut down for at least a few days before the Angels clear him to resume baseball activities.
Anderson was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday due to a lat strain, retroactive to Saturday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Anderson was rocked for three runs and managed to record just one out in his last appearance Friday night against Boston, so this injury may explain his recent struggles. The Angels have yet to disclose a timetable for his return.
Anderson gave up one run on one hit in the ninth inning against the Rangers on Sunday, but held on to earn the save. He walked one and struck out two.
Called upon to protect a two-run lead after closer Hansel Robles threw 30 pitches Saturday, Anderson nearly blew the opportunity, hurling a wild pitch to allow the first batter he faced to reach on a strikeout, then serving up an RBI double to Shin-Soo Choo. Fortunately for the Angels, Anderson managed to escape the jam by retiring three hitters around an intentional walk to Joey Gallo. Despite striking out 29 batters in his 18.1 innings this season, Anderson doesn't figure to see many save chances going forward -- he still owns a shaky 4.42 ERA and 1.36 WHIP and has given up at least one run in each of his last three appearances.
Anderson was called up by the Angels on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Anderson threw 5.2 scoreless innings for the Angels before being optioned in early April. Taylor Cole will head to Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.
Anderson was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Anderson has yet to allow a run through five appearances (5.2 innings) this season, but he'll return to the minors for the time being as the Angels look to carry an extra infielder while Zack Cozart nurses a forearm injury. Taylor Ward was recalled from the minors in a corresponding roster move. Look for Anderson to rejoin the big club when a fresh reliever is needed.
Anderson recorded one out via the strikeout en route to his 18th hold in Monday's 3-1 victory over the Rangers.
Anderson was sharing save chances with Blake Parker for a brief stretch earlier this summer, but he has fallen back into a setup role with the latter picking up each of the Halos' last four saves. Outside of a lack of control (6.0 BB/9), Anderson has thrived in whatever role manager Mike Scioscia has asked him to fill this year with a 3.38 ERA and 11.2 K/9 over 50.2 innings.
Anderson pitched a perfect ninth inning Sunday, striking out one and earning his fourth save in a 4-3 win over the Dodgers.
The 25-year-old left-hander is 4-for-5 in save chances this season with 11 holds and a 3.62 ERA. Blake Parker had pitched in two straight days before this contest, and it appears the Angels' closer job is still somewhat open. Parker should continue getting a bulk of the save opportunities, but Anderson has value in deeper fantasy leagues even if he's merely the second option.
Anderson gave up one run on two hits while striking out three over an inning in a 7-4 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
The Halos were presented with their first save situation since June 22, and Blake Parker was tasked with ninth-inning duties Wednesday. Both Parker and Anderson alternated save opportunities towards the end of June, but Wednesday's deployment hints that the former has reclaimed his role atop the bullpen depth chart. Anderson has converted three of four save chances when called upon this season, so he appears to be next in line should Parker falter again down the road.
Anderson gave up three runs on three hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Toronto.
All three runs scored via a three-run homer off the bat of Steve Pearce. It is worth noting that Anderson began the ninth inning of a tied game at home, a role usually reserved for a team's closer. The 25-year-old earned that right after converting a clean save Thursday amid Blake Parker's recent struggles in the role. Since then, the latter has converted a save of his own Friday, while Anderson struggled mightily in Saturday's loss. The Halos' closing situation appears to be up in the air -- or at least in a timeshare of sorts -- so the two pitchers' performances in the coming days could play a big role in how future saves are distributed.
Anderson allowed one hit and struck out one to record the save Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Anderson entered the game in the ninth inning with a three-run lead and successfully recorded his third save of the season after allowing a leadoff single. Blake Parker has had a hold on the primary closer role for the Angels, but he has stumbled by allowing five earned runs across his past 4.1 innings of work. Anderson has had struggles of his own -- he's walked 19 batters in 26.1 innings this season -- but appears to be back in the mix for saves.
Anderson walked three batters and struck out one to earn the save Sunday against the Rangers.
Anderson got the save opportunity Sunday, presumably because Blake Parker had worked in the Angels' two previous games. However, Anderson wasn't particularly convincing in the closer role as he retired the first two batters he faced only to walk the bases loaded. He did manage to escape and is now 2-for-3 in save opportunities on the season, but so long as he surrenders 6.75 BB/9, it's unlikely that he'll see regular save opportunities.
Anderson managed to work around two hits and a walk to close out a scoreless ninth for his first save Monday against the Astros.
It was a close call, but Anderson managed to bounce back from taking the loss Friday against Minnesota to pick up his first save since Keynan Middleton hit the disabled list with an elbow injury. Anderson's 5.23 ERA looks bad, but his rough outings have been concentrated -- eight of his 10 appearances have been scoreless. Anderson has a whopping 15 strikeouts in 10.1 innings, but with six walks as well, expect more cardiac finishes like Monday's if he's going to keep getting save opportunities for the Angels.
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