Cody Anderson

Cody Anderson

33-Year-Old PitcherP
 Free Agent  
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners in February of 2020. Released by the Mariners in March of 2020.
Released by Mariners
PFree Agent  
Elbow
April 2, 2020
Anderson (elbow) was released by the Mariners in March, Baseball America reports.
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He underwent flexor tendon surgery on his right elbow in June of 2019 and had Tommy John surgery in 2017, so it seems arm injuries may have put an end to Anderson's big-league career. The 29-year-old righty only ever pitched in games as a member of the Indians organization.
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After struggling as a starter, the Indians shifted Anderson to a relief role last season, and while his results improved (4.34 ERA out of the bullpen compared to a 7.71 mark as a starter), the team is still planning on stretching Anderson out for rotation depth entering 2017. Overall, Anderson struck out right-handed batters at a 22.7 percent clip, while effectively limiting free passes to hitters on both sides of the dish (4.8 percent). Working with a four-pitch mix, Anderson has the arsenal necessary to become a useful back-end starter if he's given additional development time in that role, but he's more likely to be deployed as a swingman in the short term unless injuries to the starters ahead of him create a vacancy in the rotation. During the offseason, Anderson had a debridement procedure on his right elbow, which could delay his availability at the start of the Cactus League slate in March.
Anderson started the season at Double-A Akron (1.02 WHIP, 6.2 K/9 in 10 starts) before a quick three-start audition at Triple-A (1.15 WHIP, 8.4 K/9) landed him a spot in the Indians rotation for the final three months of the season. Anderson was effective despite a low K-rate in his first four starts, then got pounded for four starts before hitting the DL with a strained oblique. He did not allow more than two runs in any of his seven starts to close the season. His final five starts came against the Tigers and Twins twice and the White Sox once and he faced off against the Rays twice in his four-start stretch at the start, so he certainly benefited from a soft schedule. Anderson won the No. 4 starter spot in camp, thanks to increased fastball velocity that saw him sitting at 95-97 mph, up from an average velocity of 92.1 mph last season. With a greatly improved fastball and the tutelage of pitching coach Mickey Callaway, Anderson is a primed breakout candidate in 2016.
The transition from High-A to Double-A has been a rocky one for Anderson. He dominated the competition in the Carolina League in 2013, posting a 2.34 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 112:31 K:BB over 123.1 innings, but his ERA more than doubled with the move up in 2014 (5.44 ERA over 125.2 innings). Further, his strikeout rate dropped by more than two per nine innings, going from 8.2 K/9 with Carolina to 5.8 K/9 last season, and he gave up more home runs (17) than he did in the previous two years combined (16). Lefties crushed him to the tune of a .345 average and 10 homers, and the right-hander was even worse after the All-Star break, going 0-3 with a 7.67 ERA and .299 BAA in six second-half starts. Despite the massive step back, the Indians were still high enough on Anderson to add him to their 40-man ahead of the Rule 5 roster deadline, suggesting they have plans for him to contribute in the next year or two. It seems entirely possible that the team will move him to the bullpen to expedite his arrival.
Anderson began to open some eyes with his performance at High-A Carolina before earning a late-season promotion to Double-A Akron. The 6-foot-4 righty features mid-90s heater and a slider to go along with the occasional curveball and changeup. He closed out games in his junior college career, so he's still working on refining his secondary offerings. As long as the Indians continue to develop Anderson as a starter in the minors, he projects as a mid-rotation arm if he proves capable of handling the jump to Double-A.
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Inks minors deal with Mariners
PSeattle Mariners  
Elbow
February 15, 2020
Anderson (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Saturday as a non-roster invitee, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Elects free agency
PFree Agent  
Elbow
November 4, 2019
Anderson (elbow) became a free agent Monday after being outrighted off Cleveland's 40-man roster.
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Transferred to 60-day IL
PCleveland Guardians  
Elbow
July 12, 2019
Anderson (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday.
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Undergoes elbow surgery
PCleveland Guardians  
Elbow
June 14, 2019
Anderson underwent surgery Friday on the flexor tendon in his right elbow, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
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Heads to injured list
PCleveland Guardians  
Elbow
June 4, 2019
Anderson was placed on the minor-league injured list Tuesday due to right elbow inflammation, Tribeinsider reports.
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