Anderson was reassigned to minor-league camp Thursday, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The Athletics cut six total arms from camp Thursday afternoon. Anderson struggled as a starter in Oakland last season, recording a 6.04 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across five starts. The 26-year-old will have an opportunity to continue to develop during the remainder of spring and likely will begin his 2020 campaign with Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Athletics designated Anderson for assignment Sunday.
Oakland bumped Anderson off its 40-man roster to clear a spot for starting pitcher Sean Manaea (shoulder), who was reinstated from the 60-day injured list. Anderson previously made five starts with Oakland earlier this season, posting a 6.04 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 22.1 innings before being demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas in late July.
The Athletics optioned Anderson to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.
His demotion will clear a spot on the active roster for Brett Anderson (finger), who is expected to be reinstated from the paternity list ahead of his scheduled start Thursday against the Rangers. Tanner Anderson was only up with the big club for Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Astros and went unused out of the bullpen.
Anderson was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Anderson made five starts for Oakland in the first half, stumbling to a 6.04 ERA. He appears to be up as a reliever this time around unless Brett Anderson's fingernail issue renders him unable to start Thursday against Texas. Nick Martini was optioned in a corresponding move.
Anderson was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Anderson heads back to the minors as he won't be needed again before the All-Star break or in the first few games after play resumes. He could still be back in the big leagues soon after the break, though his 6.04 ERA in 22.1 innings of work makes that far from a lock. Paul Blackburn was recalled in a corresponding move.
Anderson allowed two runs (one earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out three across 4.2 innings Thursday against the Twins. He did not factor into the decision.
Anderson consistently worked out of danger, allowing at least three baserunners in three of his five frames. Though he ultimately prevented runs well enough to aid the Athletics to a win, he's had difficulty working deep into games of late. Over his last three starts, he's worked a combined 11.1 innings, allowing 11 earned runs while whiffing nine. He'll head into the All-Star break with a 6.04 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 22.1 innings.
Anderson (0-3) was charged with loss at Angel Stadium on Thursday after lasting just 2.2 innings and surrendering seven runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out three.
Anderson started off strong, easily retiring the top of the Angels' lineup, including strikeouts to Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. Unfortunately, he also served up two-run homers to both Kole Calhoun and Ohtani in the brief outing, which proved to be his worst of this season. Over six appearances (four starts), the 26-year-old owns a dismal 7.13 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 15:5 K:BB. With Frankie Montas suspended, Anderson could see more opportunities on the hill, but he will need to turn things around. He'll get another shot Tuesday at home against the Twins.
Anderson (0-2) took the loss Friday as the A's fell 5-3 to the Rays, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk over four innings while striking out four.
The right-hander wasn't particularly sharp, throwing 49 of 76 pitches for strikes before getting the hook. Anderson gained some job security in the Oakland rotation when Frankie Montas was slapped with an 80-game suspension, but Anderson will need to pitch better than this to keep his spot in the long run, especially once Jesus Luzardo (shoulder) and Sean Manaea (shoulder) are ready to claim jobs.
Anderson did not factor into the decision against Seattle on Sunday, throwing 5.1 innings and allowing two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out three.
Anderson was hardly dominant -- he induced only three swinging strikes -- but he held the Seattle offense to only one extra-base hit (a two-run shot by Mallex Smith) and was in line for the win when he departed in the sixth inning. He has now pitched into the sixth inning and given up exactly three hits and two runs in both of his starts this season, which may have earned him another opportunity to prove he belongs in the rotation. If so, he's in line to face the Rays on Friday at home.
Anderson will start Sunday's game against the Mariners, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The Athletics will give Mike Fiers and Brett Anderson an extra day of rest by handing Tanner Anderson a start in the series finale. He'll aim to build on his first outing of the season, when he came just one out shy of a quality start June 10 against the Rays.
Anderson has earned another start, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Anderson fared well in his first major-league start, yielding just two runs while fanning five over 5.2 innings, so the Athletics intend to hand him another start. Oakland benefits from an off day Thursday, so the right-hander appears likely to toe the rubber June 18 against Baltimore.
Anderson (0-1) yielded two runs on three hits and two walks across 5.2 innings Monday, striking out five and taking the loss against Tampa Bay.
Anderson actually held the Rays off the board until Brandon Lowe took him deep for a two-run shot in the sixth inning. It was the first career start for the 26-year-old and he did a fairly good job with it. It's unclear whether he'll get another start with the big-league club, but if he does, it will likely be at home against Seattle on Sunday.
The Athletics will promote Anderson from Triple-A Las Vegas to start Monday's game against the Rays, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Unless he exceeds expectations and impresses in his first outing with the Athletics, Anderson will likely only be making a spot start. The team's doubleheader earlier in the weekend against Texas coupled with an upcoming off day Thursday will allow the Athletics to get by with a four-man pitching staff until June 18, at which point long reliever Aaron Brooks could be ready to rejoin the rotation. Even as a streaming play, Anderson doesn't inspire much confidence for fantasy purposes after posting a 6.26 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 37:26 K:BB in 54.2 innings at Triple-A.
Anderson was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
Anderson entered camp with the hope of earning a spot on the Opening Day roster as a reliever, but the Athletics have seen enough and have assigned him to Triple-A. He appeared in six games with Pittsburgh a season ago and accrued a 6.35 ERA with six punchouts and eight walks over 11.1 frames.
Anderson was traded to the Athletics from the Pirates on Tuesday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
Anderson was shipped to the Athletics so the Pirates could make room on their 40-man roster for a prospect. The 25-year-old reliever appeared in six games for Pittsburgh in 2018, allowing eight runs over 11.1 frames while punching out six. He should have a chance to earn a roster spot with Oakland in spring training.
Anderson was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.
Anderson has made just two appearances for the Pirates this season, allowing seven runs (six earned) while posting a 1:4 K:BB across three innings during those outings. He fared much better with Indianapolis, compiling a 2.64 ERA and 49:15 K:BB across 61.1 innings with the Triple-A club. Anderson will likely be limited to low-leverage work over the final month of the season.
Anderson was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Anderson joined Pittsburgh's bullpen Sunday, and he made one appearance against Milwaukee during his lates big-league stint, allowing one run on one hit and two walks across one frame. He'll head back to the minors, where he's posted a 2.17 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 29 strikeouts over 37.1 innings this season.
The Pirates recalled Anderson from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Anderson will offer the Pirates a fresh arm out of the bullpen in their final game before the All-Star break after the team used six different relievers during Saturday's doubleheader wins over the Brewers. The right-hander previously made his major-league debut July 2 against the Dodgers, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits and two walks over two innings. Look for manager Clint Hurdle to limit Anderson's usage to low-leverage spots while the 25-year-old is up with the big club.
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