Former Brainerd Warriors pitcher Nick Anderson is in his second season in the major leagues as a relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Anderson became the ninth Rays pitcher to land on the injured list this season on Sunday in the latest in a string of injuries that has stressed the organization’s pitching depth, wrote Richard Justice, a reporter for MLB.com.
Anderson experienced right forearm discomfort after a one-inning appearance against the Yankees on Wednesday. Manager Kevin Cash hadn’t used him since then. The move is retroactive to Thursday, so he could return as early as Aug. 30.
Anderson underwent an MRI that he said showed no structural issues.
Anderson was also optimistic, saying, “I’m not really worried, honestly. A couple days off and kind of get back in the swing of things. It should be good in a week or so. It’s just kind of one of those things right now with the team — we’re short on pitching and need all the help we can get.”
In 11 games, Anderson is 1-0 with three saves, four holds and a 0.00 ERA. He’s struck out 15 in 9.1 innings pitched and allowed just four hits and one walk. Opponents are hitting .125 against him.