Some sad news via the Baltimore Sun: pitcher Bob Turley, who played in the Majors between 1951-63, died of liver cancer at the age of 82.
He won the Orioles’ first home game in 1954 and took home the 1958 Cy Young award with a 21-7 record and 2.97 ERA, beating out Warren Spahn, Lew Burdette, and Bob Friend.
Turley was a three-time All-Star, spending eight of his 12 big league seasons with the Yankees. He finished his career with 101 wins and a 3.64 ERA.
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a minor league contract with Brett Anderson.
Anderson, you’ll likely recall, began his major league career with the Athletics in 2009 and pitched for Oakland through 2013. He had some success in Oakland, being named the Opening Day starter one year, but injuries have mounted for the lefty over the years. The last season in which he was healthy all year was 2015 in which he made 31 starts for the Dodgers. Last year he posted a 6.34 ERA and a 38/21 K/BB ratio in 55.1 innings across 13 starts for the Cubs and Blue Jays.
Organizational depth at worst, a veteran arm to eat some innings if things go well and a potential midseason trade chip if he enjoys a resurgence of health and a little bit of luck.