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Anderson injures right wrist on checked swing

PITTSBURGH -- Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson has come up with another weird injury, but this one doesn't affect his pitching.

Anderson developed tendinitis in his right (non-throwing) wrist after a checked swing in an at-bat against Oakland's Sonny Gray on July 28. He is undergoing acupuncture and wearing a protective brace when not at the ballpark in an attempt to reduce the inflammation.

"I wouldn't be Brett Anderson without having stuff nobody's seen," the self-deprecating lefty said.

Anderson allowed two runs in seven innings against the A's in that game and limited the Phillies to one run in six innings in his only other start since the injury.

This should officially remove Anderson from any competition with Zack Greinke for the pitcher home run/bat flip title, as if he was ever in that competition. Anderson is batting .063 with 25 strikeouts in 32 at-bats, although he does have six sacrifices and three RBIs.

"When I bat," Anderson said, "I hope to help the team and not hurt myself."

Anderson's lengthy list of injuries includes leaving a start this year in the third inning because of Achilles irritation, missing three months last year with a fractured right index finger (also suffered batting), missing the final six weeks last year with surgery for a bulging disk in his back, fracturing a foot in 2013 shagging fly balls and Tommy John elbow reconstruction in 2011.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for Listen to his podcast.
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