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Brett Anderson to undergo season-ending back surgery

Aug 12, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

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It’s a lost season for the Rockies and now it’s pretty clearly a lost season for starter Brett Anderson.

Anderson will undergo season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair a disk in his lower back. It’s another frustrated season for Anderson, who always seems to pitch well — this year he had a 2.91 ERA over eight starts and as a career ERA+ of 112 — but just can’t stay on the field. He’s only pitched in as many as 20 games in a season one time: his rookie year in 2009.

The recovery time for his surgery is five months, so he should be ready to go by spring training. But the question is what team he’ll be playing for come spring training. The Rockies hold a $12 million team option on him and for a pitcher of his quality that’s not terrible. The question is whether they’re going to gamble that he’ll actually be able to pitch enough to make it worthwhile.

  1. hcf95688 - Aug 12, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Shocking news.

  2. chip56 - Aug 12, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Brett Anderson is having season ending surgery – now it’s officially baseball season.

  3. historiophiliac - Aug 12, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Rats.

  4. APBA Guy - Aug 12, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Never good to read about another injury to Mr. Anderson. As I’ve written too many times before, best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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