Source: Dodgers land lefty Anderson with $10 million deal
Coming off injury-riddled '14, new LA rotation member could make additional $4M in incentives
LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers apparently filled out their rotation on Monday by agreeing with free-agent left-hander Brett Anderson on a one-year, $10 million contract with $4 million in incentives, a baseball source told MLB.com. The Dodgers have not confirmed the deal, which is pending Anderson's physical exam, the source said.
Los Angeles officially announced a four-year contract with Brandon McCarthy, a deal that was first reported during the Winter Meetings last week.
Anderson, who turns 27 in February, became a free agent when the Rockies opted for a $1.5 million buyout over taking on his $12 million contract for 2015.
Anderson had an injury-plagued 2014, missing three months with a fractured right index finger, then the final six weeks with a bulging disk in his back. He went 1-3 with a 2.91 ERA in only eight starts.
Since winning 11 games his rookie season of 2009, Anderson has never won more than seven games or pitched more than 112 1/3 innings. He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2011 and had a fractured foot in '13 (when he was Oakland's Opening Day starter).
A former second-round Draft pick of the D-backs in 2006, he was sent to Oakland in the 2007 trade that included outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, and the lefty was moved after the 2013 season in the Drew Pomeranz trade.
Anderson's career record in 27-32 with a 3.73 ERA.
Word of Anderson's agreement comes less than a week after the Dodgers reportedly reached agreement on a four-year, $48 million contract with McCarthy. Anderson and McCarthy played in Oakland when new Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi was in the A's front office. They join a rotation headed by Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu.