Cincinnati Reds Re-Sign 9-Year Veteran Hurler

The Cincinnati Reds have added some rotation depth by re-signing a nine-year major league veteran who finished the 2022 season with them, right-hander Tyler Anderson. 

The 35-year-old spent most of last season on minor league deals, with the Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays, and finally the Reds. Cincinnati was the only team to call him up to the big leagues, as they threw 24 innings in seven starts from them beginning in August. His control was a mess, as he walked 5.6 batters per nine innings, and finished with 6.38 ERA. 

But the Reds would like to see what Anderson can do starting fresh with them, giving him another minor league deal but with an invite to spring training. The team will have some extremely young arms heading up their rotation in  Hunter GreeneNick Lodolo and Graham Ashcraft, and a veteran like Anderson should help to have around. Luke Weaver and Luis Cessa are also in line for starting jobs.

Anderson's nine-year career has also seen him pitch with the Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays. He compiled a 58-50 record, a 4.25 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a 7.6 to 3.0 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

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