By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Oakland Athletics traded for pitcher Tanner Anderson on Tuesday. He was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pirates will be receiving a player to be named later on the deal.
Tanner is the latest player on the team’s 40-man roster. He joins outfielders Luis Barrera and Skye Bolt, along with pitchers Grant Holmes and James Kaprielian, who were also added on Tuesday.
The Athletics now have 39 players on their 40-man roster.
The 25-year-old Boynton Beach, Florida native went 1-0 with a 6.35 ERA. He also had 11 1/3 innings over six appearances.
As a minor league, he is 21-13, including 22 starts over 120 appearances. He also had a 3.24 ERA in the minors.
By being on the 40-man roster by December 13th, Anderson is saved from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. The players, who are not on the team’s 40-man roster, are available for the Draft.
Any player, who were either signed or drafted, at 18 or younger are eligible after five-years of Minor League service. If the player is signed after 18 are also eligible after four-years of Minor League service.
Players, who are not on the 40-man roster, who were signed in 2014 as an 18-year-old or younger — or signed in 2015 at 19-years-old or older — are a candidate for this year’s Rule 5 Draft.