After signing a new deal, A’s young pitcher, Brett Anderson was injured in his last start against the Indians. Anderson, who won 11 games last year, was off to a tremendous start this season, going 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA in four starts. The A’s placed Anderson on the 15-day DL. According the SFGate, Anderson was placed there due to a medial forearm strain and elbow irritation. The A’s have ordered an MRI for Anderson, and we should know more about his injury in the coming days. The A’s have not yet announced Anderson’s replacement, nor have they recalled anyone. The A’s should address this issue within the next few days.
The A’s losing Anderson does not help, and it seems that the A’s will once again have to fight off the injury bug. Daric Barton, Kurt Suzuki, Michael Wuertz among others are all dealing with assorted ailments. Barton, the A’s top hitter so far, should not miss too much time, if any. But if he should miss a couple of starts, my guess would be that Adam Rosales would play first; however, Eric Chavez could be available as well. Suzuki, who leads the A’s in homers with 4, should be a game-time decision in tonight’s game against the AL East leading, Tampa Bay Rays.
Tonight, the A’s (12-8) will look to go 13-8, which would be their best start since 1992. The A’s two game series against baseball’s best, should be a fun short series to watch. The A’s will face one of the hottest hitting teams in baseball in the Rays. The A’s No.1 pitching staff should be able to give the Rays a run for their money. Anyway, sorry for the short post today. I promise I’ll have some new and exciting material up in the next couple of days!