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The Rockies have acquired left-hander Brett Anderson plus cash within the Athletics for left-hander Drew Pomeranz plus minor league right-hander Chris Jensen, both teams announced. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com mentioned Colorado will received $2 million inside the deal.
Anderson, 25, had a 6.04 ERA (62 ERA+) in 44 2/3 innings across five starts and 11 relief appearances in 2013. He missed almost 4 months with a proper ankle sprain. The A's picked up Anderson's $8 million club option for 2014 a few weeks ago plus were capable to deal him due to their rotation level.
The Rockies are hoping they receive the 2009-11 version of Anderson, whenever he pitched to a 3.66 ERA (115 ERA+) with a 3.11 K/BB inside 62 begins. Injuries have sidelined him inside latest years, including an elbow strain (2010), Tommy John surgery (2011-12), an oblique stress (2012) as well as the ankle sprain.
Pomeranz, 25, has a 5.20 ERA (89 ERA+) inside 136 2/3 innings across three seasons for the Rockies, that initially acquired him within the Indians inside the Ubaldo Jimenez trade. Pomeranz does not have superior numbers outside Coors Field (6.20 ERA) however he has dominated lefties (17 OPS+). The A's ought to be capable to locate a employ for him.
Jensen, 23, went 5-8 with a four.55 ERA and 3.49 K/BB in 28 starts and 152 1/3 innings for Colorado's High Class-A affiliate in 2013. The University of San Diego product was drafted inside the sixth round of the 2011 draft.