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Brett Anderson cleared to begin rehab assignment Saturday

Jul 17, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT

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From Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle comes word that A’s left-hander Brett Anderson made it through a 45-pitch simulated game on Monday without feeling any lingering discomfort in his elbow and has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment Saturday night at High-A Stockton.

Anderson underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery a little over one year ago. He’s likely to make between four and five rehab appearances before returning to Oakland’s starting rotation.

The 24-year-old has a 3.66 career ERA and 1.27 career WHIP in 62 major league outings, spanning 371 total innings. He is under contractual control with the Athletics through the 2015 season.

  1. hcf95688 - Jul 18, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    Hopefully, all goes well with his rehab assignment. Anderson’s return will make the best pitching staff in the AL (in terms of ERA) even better.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    excellent pitcher, if he comes back all the way and i think he will id love to have him on my team

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