Blue Jays acquires Brewers’ Chase Anderson

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired pitcher Chase Anderson on Monday. Milwaukee receives minor league first baseman Chad Spanberger in this deal.

The Blue Jays are depleted with starting pitchers. Now, Toronto is now responsible for making a decision on his 2020 option for $8.5 million.

The team would also be responsible for a decision on his 2021 season option at $9.5 million.

One has to wonder if the Brewers made this decision because they were going to decline his option.

The 31-year-old — who will be 32-years-old later this month — is joining his third MLB team. However, it is his first team in the American League.

Anderson has pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks besides the Brewers. He spent the last four seasons in Milwaukee and the previous two seasons before that in Arizona.

He was 8-4 in 32 appearances, including 27 starts, for the Brewers. Anderson also has one game finished and a 4.21 ERA.

He allowed 67 runs (65 earned runs), including 23 home runs, on 126 hits in 139 innings pitched. Anderson also had 124 strikeouts and 50 walks.

In his career, he has a 53-40 record in 166 appearances, including 160 starts. He had a 3.94 career ERA and two games finished.

Anderson has allowed 399 runs (375 earned runs), including 129 runs, on 800 hits in 857 innings pitched. He has struck out 721batters and walked 281.

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