Phillies acquire Pirates’ Tyler Anderson in three-player deal, compared – .

Phillies acquire Pirates’ Tyler Anderson in three-player deal, compared – .

The Philadelphia Phillies acquired veteran starting left-hander Tyler Anderson from the Pittsburgh Pirates, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports. Prospects Cristian Hernandez and Abrahan Gutierrez are heading to Pittsburgh as part of the deal, according to Heyman.

Anderson, 31, has a one-year contract and owed the balance of a salary of $ 2.5 million for 2021. During the season, he posted a 4.35 ERA with 86 strikeouts and 25 walks in 18 starts and 103 1/3 innings.

His ERA is skewed in the wrong direction by a disastrous nine-point outing against the Braves in late May, so he might look a little better than you think for the rest of the season. Anderson was struck from his scheduled departure on Tuesday, signaling that a deal was made.

As far as the stuff goes, Anderson’s fastball registers just above 90 mph, but it has good vertical movement. He completes it with a cutter and a curve, mainly. For his career, Anderson has an ERA + of 102 over games of six MLB seasons with the Rockies, Giants and Pirates.

The Phillies, who enter Tuesday’s squad 50-49 and 3-1 / 2 games behind the first-place Mets in NL East, struggled to secure a reliable pitcher behind Zack Wheeler . If the deal goes through, Anderson expects to get behind Wheeler and Aaron Nola in the Philly rotation.


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