The Rockies have claimed right-hander Chase Anderson off waivers from the Rays, per Jon Heyman of the New York Post. The Rockies have open space on their 40-man roster, meaning no corresponding move is necessary.
Anderson, 35, was acquired by the Rays last week from the Reds in exchange for cash. He ultimately made two appearances for the Rays, picking up a save while not allowing a run in five innings of work. Anderson was then designated for assignment to clear room on the roster when Tampa signed lefty reliever Jake Diekman earlier this week.
Now in his tenth season as a major league player, Anderson has struggled in recent seasons with an ERA of 6.81 from 2020-2022 across 105 2/3 innings with the Blue Jays, Phillies, and Reds organizations. Those seasons saw Anderson struggle with the long ball, as he allowed more than two home runs per nine innings as 19.2% of his fly balls left the yard for home runs, far above his career 12.8% rate heading into the 2020 campaign.
Given Anderson’s terrible fly ball luck in recent years and his flash of quality results with the Rays this past week, it’s of little surprise that a team elected to claim him off waivers. That team ended up being the Rockies, who could certainly use the rotation depth that Anderson can provide. The club has already lost German Marquez and Noah Davis to injury, and right-hander Antonio Senzatela left his most recent start with forearm tightness. With the addition of a swingman to the roster in Anderson, the Rockies figure to have a potential replacement for Senzatela should he require a stint on the injured list, and a quality multi-inning relief arm should Senzatela be able to make his next start.
This one belongs to the Reds
He is gonna get hit SO hard in that ballpark.
For Love of the Game
He always has. I loved it when he came to Coors with Arizona and Milwaukee. But beggars can’t be choosers right now.
Chase Anderson’s chasing that 10 years service time for the pension!
He is over 2 full years away. I doubt he gets there.
Rockies fan I’m guessing? If so, your rookie Tovar, infielder blanking on his name, looks good. Also glad Bryant is hitting well for you guys, he’s a great player when healthy. As a Cubs fan, miss watching Kris.
Ezequiel. I think he is starting to get comfortable at the plate and he is great defensively. The Rox have been hitting well recently. And despite the injuries have been pitching relatively well, especially out of the pen. Which is just weird.
I don’t think the playoffs are likely by any means, but I think the Rockies will be better than expected by year’s end.
The BP has been doing a very good job. Tovar is really starting to look relaxed and I feel we as fans will be very satisfied with him over the next several years. When they brought up Doyle it gave them more speed on the bases, he plays good defense and his bat is coming around as well. He and Tovar have been together since Rookie ball and their wives are best friends. Who knows maybe Anderson will surprise us and eat up some innings in a positive way.
Rockies have the fourth best bullpen in baseball (by FIP-) right now. And their whole pitching staff is solidly above average, park adjusted. Bet not 5 out of 100 baseball fans would have guessed that. Their problem is basically ALL in their hitting. Not that their pitching is world beating or anything, but if they had an average offense they’d be a 500 team.
Ryan McMahon picked a bad time for the worst slump of his career.
Chase Anderson>Jose Urena…
Pamela Anderson > Jose Urena
Louie Anderson > Jose Urena
Correction for hiflew
Louie Anderson = Jose Urena
They are both a joke
The infield in the month of April committed a record number of errors. That, along with no one but Diaz hitting made April a total loss. The infield has been working to eliminate errors. Now for some hitting and some run support for Freeland.
He’ll get blasted.