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  • White Sox's Justin Anderson: Gets minors deal from White Sox

    Anderson signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Wednesday.

    It's not clear whether Anderson received an invitation to the major-league side of spring training as part of the deal. The right-handed reliever collected a 6.87 ERA over 24 appearances in the minors in the Royals organization this season. He last pitched in the big leagues in 2019.

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  • Royals' Justin Anderson: Latches on with Royals

    Anderson signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Wednesday.

    Anderson last pitched in the majors in 2019, having undergone Tommy John surgery back in July of 2020. The 30-year-old displayed plenty of bat-missing ability during his time with the Angels, so he seems worthy of a no-risk flier. He'll report to Triple-A Omaha.

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  • Rangers' Justin Anderson: Won't crack Opening Day roster

    The Rangers reassigned Anderson to minor-league camp Wednesday.

    The demotion of Anderson and three others Wednesday leaves the Rangers with 39 players left in big-league camp with Opening Day just over a week away. Anderson, who previously made 111 relief appearances with the Angels between the 2018 and 2019 seasons, hasn't made it back to the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in July 2020. He's expected to work out of the bullpen at Triple-A Round Rock to begin the 2022 campaign.

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  • Rangers' Justin Anderson: Active at Triple-A Round Rock

    Anderson (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list at Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

    Anderson underwent Tommy John surgery in July of 2020 and spent the start of the season recovering. The right-hander made two rehab appearances with the rookie-level Arizona League affiliate recently and struck out six in two perfect innings.

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  • Rangers' Justin Anderson: Won't pitch off mound in camp

    Anderson (elbow) won't pitch off a mound during spring training, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

    Anderson is expected to miss most or all of the 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in July, and he won't be able to take part in mound work during spring training. He signed a two-year, minor-league contract with the Rangers in January and will spend most of his first season with the club in his rehab process.

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  • Rangers' Justin Anderson: Lands two-year deal with Texas

    Anderson (elbow) signed a two-year, minor-league contract with Texas on Wednesday.

    Anderson underwent Tommy John surgery July 22 and is expected to miss most, if not all, of the 2021 season, so the Rangers will spend most of the first year of his contract overseeing his rehab with the hope that he can emerge as a healthy contributor to the bullpen in 2022. Before requiring the elbow procedure this summer, the hard-throwing right-hander made 111 relief appearances with the Angels between the 2018 and 2019 seasons, logging a 4.75 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and an 11.2 K/9.

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  • Justin Anderson: Non-tendered by Angels

    Anderson (elbow) was non-tendered by the Angels on Wednesday.

    Considering Anderson had Tommy John surgery in mid-July, he probably won't be ready for game action until August or September, and that's if everything goes smoothly with his recovery. The 28-year-old righty posted a 4.75 ERA in 102.1 innings as a reliever with the Angels from 2018 to 2019.

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  • Angels' Justin Anderson: Moved to IL

    The Angels placed Anderson (elbow) on the 45-day injured list Thursday.

    Anderson's move to the IL was merely a formality after he was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow last week that required season-ending Tommy John surgery. The power reliever won't be ready to contribute for the Angels until late in the second half of the 2021 campaign in a best-case scenario.

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  • Angels' Justin Anderson: Heading for Tommy John surgery

    Anderson (oblique) was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

    The 27-year-old was returning from an oblique injury he sustained in February, but he's now been lost for the season. Anderson will also be sidelined for at least the first half of the 2021 campaign.

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  • Angels' Justin Anderson: Throwing off mound again

    Anderson (oblique) has resumed throwing off a mound, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Anderson suffered a left oblique strain at the start of spring training and was originally expected to be sidelined to begin the season. With a potential Opening Day now expected to take place no sooner than early July, Anderson appears to be on track to begin the season ready to contribute out of the bullpen.

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  • Angels' Justin Anderson: Plays catch Wednesday

    Anderson (oblique) played catch Wednesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Anderson has been sidelined by a left oblique strain since mid-February and was given a 4-to-6 week timeframe for a return. Wednesday's catch session was his first baseball activity since suffering the injury, with the expectation that he would soon progress to bullpen sessions. Though Anderson was not expected to be ready for Opening Day, that could change following Thursday's announcement that the start of the regular season will be delayed by at least two weeks.

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  • Angels' Justin Anderson: Recovery going well

    Anderson has had no setbacks in his recovery from a left oblique strain but has yet to resume baseball activities, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Per Bollinger, the inflammation in Anderson's oblique is gone, suggesting that he could begin ramping up his activity in the near future. Nonetheless, the right-hander is unlikely to have enough time to be ready for Opening Day. He's expected to start the season on the injured list.

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  • Angels' Justin Anderson: Out with oblique injury

    Manager Joe Maddon said Thursday that Anderson suffered an oblique injury in a workout and has been ruled out for 4-to-6 weeks, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports. More specifically, Anderson is contending with a Grade 2 left oblique strain, per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic.

    While Anderson could be able to resume throwing by the end of spring training if he meets the short end of that recovery timeline, Maddon admitted the righty reliever will likely open the 2020 campaign on the injured list. When he's been healthy during parts of two seasons in the big leagues, Anderson has flashed dominance out of the bullpen at times due to his big fastball, but a career 15.7 BB percentage has torpedoed his ERA and WHIP.

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  • Angels' Justin Anderson: Returns from injured list

    Anderson (lat) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday.

    Anderson advanced to pitching in simulated games this week, clearing the way for his return from the nearly two-month stint on the IL. The 26-year-old has struggled this year with a 5.01 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 56:27 K:BB over 41.1 innings.

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  • Angels' Justin Anderson: Ready for simulated game

    Anderson (lat) is expected to pitch in a simulated game as soon as Friday, the Associated Press reports.

    The sim game will likely mark the final hurdle Anderson needs to clear before the Angels bring him back from the 10-day injured list. Anderson has been on the shelf since Aug. 12 with a right upper trapezius strain.

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  • Angels' Justin Anderson: Set for bullpen session Sunday

    Anderson (lat) is scheduled for a bullpen session Sunday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Anderson has been playing catch but has not thrown a pitch since giving up three runs in one-third of an inning against Boston on Aug. 9. If Sunday's bullpen session goes well, he will throw a few more and at least one simulated game before being activated from the injured list. The 26-year-old has compiled a 5.01 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 56:27 K:BB in 41.1 innings this season.

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  • Angels' Justin Anderson: Resumes light activity

    Anderson (lat) played catch Saturday, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Anderson was shut down last week after feeling discomfort while moving his arm, so his resumption to throwing is a positive sign that he is inching toward a return. The 26-year-old went on the 10-day injured list with a lat strain Aug. 12. He has compiled a 5.01 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 41.1 innings this season.

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  • Angels' Justin Anderson: Hits 'wall' in recovery

    Anderson admitted Sunday that he hit a "wall" in his recovery from a strained right lat earlier in the weekend, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Anderson was believed to be tracking toward an abbreviated stay on the 10-day injured list after being shut down Aug. 12, but the setback he incurred now leaves him without a clear timeline to return. The right-hander noted that he still feels stiffness and tingling when he moves his arm, so he'll likely be shut down for at least a few days before the Angels clear him to resume baseball activities.

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  • Angels' Justin Anderson: Lands on IL

    Anderson was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday due to a lat strain, retroactive to Saturday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Anderson was rocked for three runs and managed to record just one out in his last appearance Friday night against Boston, so this injury may explain his recent struggles. The Angels have yet to disclose a timetable for his return.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Age: 31
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, R