Tampa Bay Rays Acquire Veteran Starter From Cincinnati Reds

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-handed pitcher Chase Anderson from the Cincinnati Reds in a trade.

The details have not yet been disclosed.

According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the Rays made this move to address the injuries that have left several vacancies in their starting rotation. Shane Baz and Jeffrey Springs are both out for the season, while Tyler Glasnow is still recovering from an injury and may be on the injured list for several more weeks.

Anderson, who is 35 years old, had a rocky 2022 season with the Reds, posting a 6.38 ERA and 15 walks across 24 innings and 16 appearances, including seven starts.

Nonetheless, the Rays are hoping that Anderson can bring stability and depth to their pitching staff, as they currently lack viable options due to the injuries.

It is unclear at this point what role Anderson will play on the Rays' team, but he is likely to join the Triple-A Durham rotation.

He may be called up to the majors later in the season if he performs well, and the Rays are in need of a reliable option on the mound.

Anderson is in his 10th major league season.

For his career, he holds a 4.25 ERA and has averaged 7.6 K/9 over 183 starts and 962.2 innings of work. Photo Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports