Rangers add lefty Anderson
Veteran hurler is rebounding from elbow surgery
ARLINGTON -- The Rangers added another arm to the mix Tuesday by signing left-handed pitcher Brian Anderson to a Minor League deal.
Anderson, who had elbow ligament replacement surgery last July, is expected to be back in action during the 2006 season. He went 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in six games for Kansas City last season before being placed on the disabled list.
"Brian will bring a great deal of experience to our staff, including success in the postseason and the American League," general manager Jon Daniels said. "Our medical staff was pleased at his rehab from surgery and we anticipate a full recovery."
Anderson has a career record of 82-83 with an ERA of 4.74 in parts of 13 seasons with the Angels (1993-95), Indians (1996-97, 2003), Diamondbacks (1998-2002) and Royals (2003-2005).
Anderson is 2-1 with a 2.43 ERA in 11 games/two starts during the postseason. In 2003, he went 14-11 with a 3.78 ERA with Cleveland and Kansas City. He won 12 games while with Arizona in 1998 and 11 for the Diamondbacks in 2000 with Rangers skipper Buck Showalter as the club's manager.
Jesse Sanchez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.