The Brewers have placed left-hander Brett Anderson on the injured list, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com tweets. Anderson’s dealing with a blister.
Anderson was one of the Brewers’ most important offseason acquisitions of the winter, when they signed him to a one-year, $5MM guarantee, and should play a key role in their rotation when he returns to health. But various injuries have troubled the 32-year-old Anderson since he debuted in the majors with the Athletics in 2009. He remained healthy for the most part last year, though, throwing 176 innings and registering a 3.89 ERA/4.57 FIP in Oakland despite a measly 4.6 K/9. Anderson helped his cause with an above-average 54.5 percent groundball rate and a 2.51 BB/9.
The Anderson IL placement is the latest setback for Milwaukee’s rotation, which will also begin the season without fellow southpaw Eric Lauer. As a result, it’s unclear how their rotation will look when the season starts. Brandon Woodruff, Adrian Houser and Josh Lindblom make for some of the Brewers’ most experienced healthy starting options. They’re in line for starting jobs, while Brent Suter, Corbin Burnes, Freddy Peralta and David Phelps have also opened games in their own right and could fill in thanks to the team’s health issues.
Nobody is shocked about that. when healthy he is a solid #3 starter but getting more than a 100 innings out of him a season is the tough part.
To be fair, not many will be pitching 100 innings this year.
This year anything over 60 innings is a top year. The absolute high this year will be 65 innings.
I’ll take the over! Somebody will get hot and throw deep innings…
Brett Anderson has a blister?? You don’t say…
Kind of tough for the Brewer’s. I imagine they were hoping Anderson could get close to what he did last season but when I look at his track record, it seemed like a long shot. Then, the 1 year $5 million contract also reflects that risk.
Woah big surprise
Ok, the season can officially start now that’s out of the way
The guy has spent half of his career on the DL/IL.
Of course. Your obligatory Brett Anderson IL stint. Things are returning back to normal.
He just pitches enough to get a check.
Just down to a Stanton yearly injury and the season will be ready to begin!!
Anderson on the IL – Check
Anthony Rizzo back issues – check
Stanton – Random injury? Pending
Morrow missing another season due to a random injury – Check
Puig – signs with team and has COVID and then released – Check
Thank you for this. I was having a bad day today but when I read this it made me smile
Well Patches. I’m having a GOOD day but I smiled at this also. =}
Hope your day gets better, Bravos.
Not his first, unfortunately. This guy always finds a new way to land on the IL/DL.
Brett Anderson could get injured reading an article about Brett Anderson getting injured.
Dude is made of glass. I’ll never understand how you are a Major League player and can’t take of yourself enough to stay on the field.. he’s had numerous different injuries in his career… maybe take care of yourself? Do you eat like a turd? Do you workout? Goodness.
Death, taxes, and Brett Anderson on the IL. Proof that the new normal is nothing new.
No surprise here. He’s a less talented version of Ben Sheets. If he could stay healthy for a full season he’s a solid 3rd starter in most rotations. I’d be shocked if he put together a full healthy season in his entire career.