Cubs activate LHP Brett Anderson from 60-Day DL, Designate for Assignment
The Cubs announced a roster move Wednesday afternoon prior to the first of two games on the Southside. The Cubs activated LHP Brett Anderson from the 60-day disabled list and immediately designated him for assignment.
By cutting ties with Anderson, the Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 39 players.
LHP Brett Anderson struggled on the mound before landing on the disabled list. Anderson was placed on the shelf (10-day DL) on May 7 with a lower back strain and transferred to the 60-day a month later (June 8). Anderson had been on a rehab assignment, struggling with Double-A Tennessee.
Anderson inked a one-year contract with the Cubs for $3.5 million that included a $6.5 million incentives package. The Cubs are on the hook for the remainder of the $3.5 million guaranteed contract unless a team picks him up for a prorated Major League minimum.
Anderson made six starts for the Cubs and posted a 2-2 record with an 8.18 ERA and 2.09 WHIP. Anderson allowed 22 runs, 20 earned, on 34 hits with 12 walks and 16 strikeouts in 22 innings. With Double-A Tennessee, Anderson made six appearances, five starts, and was 2-2 with a 4.61 ERA and 1.57 WHIP. The veteran southpaw gave up 17 runs, 14 earned, on 24 hits with nine walks and 15 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings.