The Phillies have signed right-handed pitcher Chase Anderson to a one-year contract, President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski announced today.
Anderson, 33, made 10 appearances (seven starts) for the Toronto Blue Jays during the shortened 2020 season, his first with an American League club. In 33.2 innings pitched, Anderson had 38 strikeouts, an average of 10.2 SO/9.0 IP, which was his highest of any season. He also set career bests in swing-and-miss percentage (28.3), strikeout rate (24.7) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.80). In five of his seven starts, he posted a 3.20 ERA (7 ER, 19.2 IP), walked only four batters and allowed only two home runs.
From 2017-19, Anderson went 29-16 with a 3.63 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and limited opponents to a .229 batting average in 87 games (82 starts). During that three-year stretch, he was one of nine National League pitchers to post an ERA below 3.65 and a WHIP under 1.20 with a minimum of 430.0 innings pitched.
On Jan. 30, 2016, Anderson and current Phillies infielder Jean Segura were traded for one another as part of a multi-player deal between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee.
A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Anderson is 54-42 with a 4.06 ERA in 176 career games (167 starts) over seven major league seasons with Arizona (2014-15), Milwaukee (2016-19) and Toronto (2020). As a starting pitcher, he has posted a career 3.98 ERA. Anderson was originally selected by the Diamondbacks in the ninth round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of the University of Oklahoma.