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January 13, 2021 12:36 PM
Rangers' Justin Anderson: Lands two-year deal with Texas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (elbow) signed a two-year, minor-league contract with Texas on Wednesday.

Anderson underwent Tommy John surgery July 22 and is expected to miss most, if not all, of the 2021 season, so the Rangers will spend most of the first year of his contract overseeing his rehab with the hope that he can emerge as a healthy contributor to the bullpen in 2022. Before requiring the elbow procedure this summer, the hard-throwing right-hander made 111 relief appearances with the Angels between the 2018 and 2019 seasons, logging a 4.75 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and an 11.2 K/9.

December 3, 2020 07:44 PM
Justin Anderson: Non-tendered by Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (elbow) was non-tendered by the Angels on Wednesday.

Considering Anderson had Tommy John surgery in mid-July, he probably won't be ready for game action until August or September, and that's if everything goes smoothly with his recovery. The 28-year-old righty posted a 4.75 ERA in 102.1 innings as a reliever with the Angels from 2018 to 2019.

July 23, 2020 01:00 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Moved to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Angels placed Anderson (elbow) on the 45-day injured list Thursday.

Anderson's move to the IL was merely a formality after he was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow last week that required season-ending Tommy John surgery. The power reliever won't be ready to contribute for the Angels until late in the second half of the 2021 campaign in a best-case scenario.

July 17, 2020 01:12 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Heading for Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (oblique) was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

The 27-year-old was returning from an oblique injury he sustained in February, but he's now been lost for the season. Anderson will also be sidelined for at least the first half of the 2021 campaign.

May 14, 2020 02:48 AM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Throwing off mound again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 12, 2020 05:04 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Plays catch Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (oblique) played catch Wednesday, Rhett Bollinger of 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.

March 9, 2020 03:20 AM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Recovery going well
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson has had no setbacks in his recovery from a left oblique strain but has yet to resume baseball activities, Rhett Bollinger of 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.

February 13, 2020 06:08 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Out with oblique injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 8, 2019 12:36 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Returns from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 4, 2019 02:20 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Ready for simulated game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 27, 2019 07:12 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Set for bullpen session Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 25, 2019 06:44 AM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Resumes light activity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 19, 2019 03:52 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Hits 'wall' in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 12, 2019 10:40 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 26, 2019 11:20 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Earns first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 23, 2019 06:44 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 8, 2019 06:36 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 4, 2018 02:21 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Picks up 18th hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 9, 2018 02:52 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Locks down fourth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 5, 2018 02:48 PM
Angels' Justin Anderson: Pitches eighth inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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