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Report: Rockies talked trade for A’s Brett Anderson

Dec 7, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

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Athletics’ left-hander Brett Anderson is a very popular name on the trade market and FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal hears that the Rockies are the latest team to ask about him.

The two teams had discussions about Anderson yesterday, but Rosenthal hears that they were unable to find a match on a deal. Talks are unlikely to be revived, but the Athletics should find plenty of interest at next week’s Winter Meetings in Orlando. The Blue Jays, Royals, Indians, Twins, Mariners, and Yankees are among the other teams who have reportedly inquired on Anderson thus far.

Injuries have limited Anderson to just 43 starts and 11 relief appearances at the major league level dating back to 2010, but he doesn’t turn 26 until February and has shown significant potential in the past. He’s due $8 million next season while his contract includes a $12 million option for 2015.

  1. leylandshospicenurse - Dec 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Braves seem to be a great fit for him. 4 ERA converting to Coors from Oakland is more like a 6… Why are the Rockies insisting on setting themselves up for failure?

  2. yahmule - Dec 8, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    This is Rockie logic at work. Build the most injury prone team in history then blame your awful season on injuries.

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