RP - TB - IL60
Rays pitcher Nick Anderson (elbow) has a partial tear of his elbow ligament and is expected to be out past the All-Star break.
Anderson has been dealing with an elbow issue since mid-March. He has a partial tear in his elbow ligament, but surgery isn’t recommended at this time. Diego Castillo and Pete Fairbanks will handle the the closer role while Anderson is sidelined.
Rays RHP Nick Anderson says he dealt with elbow soreness and inflammation earlier this spring.
Anderson told reporters on Wednesday that he feels as if the elbow issues are behind him now, but this is something to keep in the back of fantasy manager's heads. The issue didn't stop Anderson from appearing in Grapefruit League games this spring, which is good news. Anderson has been one of the best relievers in baseball over the past two seasons. Tampa Bay is fully expected to mix and match in the ninth inning, which makes Anderson more valuable in saves plus holds leagues.
Nick Anderson allowed one run on one hit over the 1/3 of an inning during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the World Series.
Anderson picked up the loss after surrendering two runs in the sixth inning. Austin Barnes scored on a wild pitch while Mookie Betts plated a run on a fielder's choice. Anderson entered the game despite Rays' starter Blake Snell dominating the Dodgers through most of it. The 30-year-old reliever struggled in the 2020 postseason, owning a 5.52 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and nine strikeouts over 14 2/3 innings.
Nick Anderson allowed one run on one hit while striking out none over one 1/3 scoreless inning to earn the loss during Thursday's Game 5 of the ALCS.
Anderson yielded a solo shot to Carlos Correa in the bottom of the ninth ending the game. He picked up his first loss of the postseason. Despite surrendering the game-winning homer to Correa, Anderson has produced this postseason. The 30-year-old reliever owns a 3.72 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and six strikeouts over nine 2/3 innings.
Nick Anderson allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out none to earn the save during Monday's 4-2 win over the Astros in Game 2 of the ALCS.
Anderson entered the game in the ninth inning and yielded one run and three hits over one inning of work. He escaped a bases loaded jam by getting Alex Bregman to ground into a double play to notch his first career postseason save. Anderson owns a 3.24 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and six strikeouts over eight 1/3 innings during the 2020 post season.