Dodgers announce Vin Scully will return for 2015 season


Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times passes along this fantastic news

That news was broken after the second inning of Tuesday’s game between the Braves and Dodgers …

Scully will turn 87 years old in November. 2015 will be his 66th year as a Dodgers broadcaster.

At this link you’ll see how the Dodgers made the announcement Tuesday night. It’s really, really cool.

A’s sign Brett Anderson to a minor league deal

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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.