(LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) — In an attempt to bolster their starting rotation, the Colorado Rockies acquired LHP Brett Anderson from the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday in exchange for pitchers Drew Pomeranz and Chris Jensen.
According to a source, the Rockies will also received $2 million from the A’s to help offset Anderson’s salary. The 25-year-old Anderson went 1-4 with a 6.04 ERA last season in Oakland. Injuries caused Anderson to make only five starts for the A’s, including opening day.
Pomeranz went 0-4 with a 6.23 ERA in eight appearances for the Rockies last season, and he also spent time on the disabled list with left biceps tendonitis. Jensen went 5-8 with a 4.55 ERA in 152 1/3 innings for Class A Modesto.
“We had a lot of starting pitching, and in the acquisition of Pomeranz, it allows us to turn back the clock a little with another very talented left-hander,” Oakland general manager Billy Beane said. “Brett’s been with us for several years, and someone obviously with that kind of talent we think very highly of, but with the amount of guys we have, we knew we could use that to get younger guys with less service time, and that was attractive.”
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