Braves Starter Out 4-6 Weeks

It's been a struggle all season, between poor performance and injuries, and now the season is effectively over for Atlanta Braves starter Ian Anderson. 

Anderson strained his left oblique while pitching with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate. He'll be out from 4-to-6 weeks. 

He'd been sent down to the minors in mid-August, losing his spot in the rotation shortly after the Braves acquired Jake Odorizzi from the Houston Astros. Anderson had truly struggled this season, with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP, along with an ugly 97:54 K/BB ratio in 111.2 innings. 

It was a big disappointment for the Braves, as the 24-year-old was coming off two very promising seasons to the start of his big league career, posting a 1.95 ERA in 2020 and a 3.58 ERA as a solid member of the Braves rotation last season. He came into 2022 with a career 3.25 ERA.

His performance at Triple-A Gwinnett wasn't any better over the past month, as Anderson turned in a 5.40 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 23:10 K/BB ratio in 21.2 innings before straining his oblique.

He now should have plenty of time to try and figure things out in advance of next season.

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