Rockies acquire LHP Anderson from A's

The Sports Xchange
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The Colorado Rockies acquired left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson and cash from the Oakland Athletics for left-hander Drew Pomeranz and minor league right-hander Chris Jensen, the teams announced Tuesday.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com said Colorado will received $2 million in the deal.
Anderson, 25, was 1-4 with a 6.04 ERA in 44 2/3 innings over five starts and 11 relief appearances in 2013. He missed almost four months with a right ankle sprain.
The A's picked up Anderson's $8 million club option for 2014 a few weeks ago and were able to deal him because of their rotation depth.
During the 2009-11 seasons, Anderson had a 3.66 ERA in 62 starts. Injuries have sidelined him in recent years, including an elbow strain (2010), Tommy John surgery (2011-12), an oblique strain (2012) and the ankle sprain.
Pomeranz, 25, had a 5.20 ERA in 136 2/3 innings in three seasons for the Rockies.
Jensen, 23, went 5-8 with a 4.55 ERA in 28 starts and 152 1/3 innings for Colorado's High Class-A affiliate in 2013.

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