Craig Calcaterra

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Blue Jays call up Brett Anderson

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The Toronto Blue Jays just announced that they have selected the contract of lefty Brett Anderson. He’ll make the start against the Boston Red Sox tonight.

Anderson signed with the Jays on August 14. Before that he made six starts for the Cubs earlier this season before landing on the disabled list with a lower back injury. The Cubs designated him for assignment on July 26.

It hasn’t been a good season for Anderson — he has a 8.18 ERA with a 16/12 K/BB ratio in 22 innings — but he’s presumably healthy now. Or at least as healthy as Brett Anderson can be. And regardless of his early season struggles, he’s good option for the Jays who have used 13 starting pitchers this year. Anderson is number 14.