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Brett Anderson leaves game with ankle injury

Apr 19, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

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Since an impressive rookie campaign in 2009, Athletics lefty Brett Anderson has had trouble staying off of the disabled list, mostly with elbow-related injuries. Tonight, however, he had to leave with an apparent ankle injury after a shaky first inning during tonight’s start against the Rays.’s Jim Hawkins says there was no obvious point where Anderson’s ankle began bothering him, nor is there any indication yet how long he will be sidelined.

Anderson allowed four runs on four hits and two walks in his only inning of work. Evan Scribner relieved him in the second inning, but didn’t have any better luck as the Rays tagged him for four more runs over three innings.

Susan Slusser guesses on when Anderson was injured:

  1. billysabre - Apr 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Ugh. So much promise so little results

  2. 13arod - Apr 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    o well

  3. yahmule - Apr 19, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Getting a Rich Harden vibe off this guy.

  4. insidefastball - Apr 20, 2013 at 4:12 AM

    ‘Tis not good for one’s career to follow in the footsteps of Rich Harden!

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