TODAY: Anderson will begin the season on the 10-day injured list, Montoyo told reporters today.
JULY 12: Chase Anderson suffered an oblique strain while preparing for a bullpen session and is day-to-day with the injury, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo told Sportsnet.ca’s Shi Davidi and other reporters. Montoyo’s description would seem to indicate that Anderson suffered a very mild strain, as more serious oblique injuries have been known to keep players out of action for months at a time.
Still, the timing of Anderson’s issue creates doubt as to whether or not the right-hander will be ready for the beginning of the season. If a replacement is needed within Toronto’s rotation, the Jays have several potential arms behind the starting four of Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tanner Roark, Trent Thornton, and Matt Shoemaker.
Speculation has already focused on whether or not top prospect Nate Pearson could take that fifth starter’s role, and such hurlers as Anthony Kay, Ryan Borucki, Thomas Hatch, Jacob Waguespack, or others could also potentially get the call if the Jays wanted to limit Pearson’s service time. As Davidi notes, the team would gain an extra year of control over Pearson by keeping him on the taxi squad for roughly a week into the season. Regardless of the specific timing of the promotion, it seems very likely that Pearson will make his MLB debut at some point in 2020.
Anderson was acquired from the Brewers at the start of November, coming off a season that saw him post a 4.21 ERA, 2.48 K/BB rate, and 8.0 K/9 over 139 frames (starting 27 of 32 games). The 32-year-old has posted solid numbers over his six MLB seasons with Arizona and Milwaukee, working mostly as a starter and averaging 143 innings per year. Anderson has been relatively durable over his career, though it’s worth noting that he missed close to two months of the 2017 season due to a left oblique strain.
This is a more month to month injury rather than a day to day injury
Hey, since you obviously have insider access to his medical records, and team physician, should you be divulging these types of facts? Arent you giving a way a competitive edge?
That sucks, he’s the perfect middle/back of the rotation guy for a team that badly needs pitching stability. I thought he’d be solid for them.
They’ll be fine plenty of pitching depth this year, anyone of Thornton, Borucki, Waguespack, Zeuch can eat those innings. Hopefully, Shoe can get off to a hot start again this year (5 starts, 1.57 ERA In 2019 before torn ACL in a rundown) and stay healthy, last years injury was more of a fluke, so at least his arm should be 100% this year.
I hope they don’t put Pearson into the rotation because of this. Do not burn a full year of service time on a 60 game season in which they’re probably not going to win anything anyway. Wait the week, then call him up. He’ll basically miss one start.
Service time manipulation is immoral. If he’s ready he should be on the roster.
there are lot of things in this world that are immoral, and i can tell you that service time manipulation is fairly moral compared to most of them.
60 games will not burn a year. This isn’t hockey.
So, what are the rules for service time this year for a rookie making his MLB debut? How much service time for the full 60 games?
It 100% will burn an entire year. That’s what was worked out. He stays down 7 days and they gain a year of control
That was my thoughts exactly, a May call up would be the equivalent of 8-12 games.
wild bill tetley
Take all the time you need Chase. Give Borucki the spot if he’s healthy or Kay for one start. Then the Nate Pearson era can begin.
Has it been reported that Thornton is already a part of the rotation? I know he had to win one of those spots back in spring.
I don’t think so, he’s in competition with Borucki, Yamaguchi maybe Zeuch and Wags as well. Trent was likely the front runner for the 5th spot based on his solid rookie campaign and Borucki’ injury history.
i really feel the Jays shouldnt have added so many of these transitional guys to their rotation, blocking guys like Kay, SRF, and Borucki from being able to showcase whether or not they are long term pieces. Roark, Anderson, and Shoemaker are solid pitchers, but they wolnt be here when this Jays window is at maturity.
wild bill tetley
The statement made by the Jays is they are looking to win in 2021. That means Roark is part of that window. Anderson acquisition made sense in the beginning, until they went after Roark and Ryu, then the Anderson pickup was a waste. Also wouldn’t have brought back Shoemaker after getting Anderson.
You are correct in your statement Darkside. Ryu, Roark, Thornton, Anderson/Shoemaker and Borucki with Pearson coming up in late-April would have been the better play.
that’s why ive mentioned the Jays flipping Anderson to a team that could use a SP. while they did just get him, it would probably be a better management of resources to deal Anderson and get back a piece that could be more useful long term, perhaps a mid-tier OF prospect somewhere on the level of Spanberger. in fact, a team like Boston may be able to give you a bit better of a piece in return given how desperate they are.
wild bill tetley
He’s have to pitch well to do that. He looked brutal in March. Bru-tal.
Worst case scenario they don’t pick up his 2021 salary. I believe it’s an option. If he pitches well he becomes intriguing to other teams. With this injury who knows what they’ll get out of him.
Look at it this way. In 2019, the Jays traded Stroman and Sanchez, who made 44 starts. Shoemaker made only five starts. Toronto had to put in their rotation Clay Buchholz, Edwin Jackson, and Ryan Feierabend, a left-hand knuckleballer who hadn’t pitched in MLB since 2014.
Sure, we like the kids. But only Thorton was built up enough to throw for 175 innings in 2020. The Jays needed some short-term help. And only Ryu is “blocking” anyone, because he is a star.
But all these young starters do need their innings. I hope the Jays keep at least three guys stretched out in case they need to move into the rotation, and to be built up for 2021.
wild bill tetley
I guess your newspaper cut off the entire pitching roster? Because you’d have to be blind to think pitchers aren’t being blocked from the rotation with everyone healthy. Will there be more injuries? Probably. But don’t bank on that.
Blue Jays will still take third place over us.
Anyone else first think that the picture was May Latos?
Andersons numbers are very lucky with his career 4.54 FIP
Why don’t the blue jays use the spare stadiums they have in Atlanta or Texas?
wild bill tetley
Turner Field has been converted into a Football field and apparently so has Arlington.
At this point they may as well put Toronto in Omaha, make them a Central Division team and move Detroit or Cleveland to the East.