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Brett Anderson will remain in a walking boot for another four weeks

Jun 15, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

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The bad news keeps on coming for Athletics’ left-hander Brett Anderson.

According to Jane Lee of, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said yesterday that Anderson will remain in a walking boot for another four weeks after a scan of his right foot did not show enough healing. The 25-year-old won’t be reevaluated until the All-Star break, so the setback likely pushes his return until around late August at the earliest.

Anderson originally landed on the disabled list on May 1 with a sprained right ankle, but he suffered a stress fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot while he was out on a minor league rehab assignment. It wasn’t too long ago that he was considered one of the most promising young left-handers in the game, but injuries have limited him to a total of 259 2/3 innings at the major league level since his rookie season in 2009.

  1. charlutes - Jun 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Anderson = Mr. Glass

  2. kcsam76 - Jun 15, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Seriously, why’s this cat always hurt? He’s the A’s version of former Raider Chaz Schilens and current “Mr. Glass” Darren McFadden. Is their something in the water in Oakland??

  3. tuberippin - Jun 16, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    Unlike most human beings, with skeletons composed of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous, Brett Anderson is unique in that his skeleton is composed entirely of papier-mache and held together with Modge Podge glue.

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