In baseball, 13 years of playing at the major league level is quite an accomplishment. This becomes even more true when you are talking about pitchers. For Brett Anderson, that is how long his career has been so far. He spent two seasons with the Brewers and last pitched in 2021. He now desires to play again in 2023.
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) December 17, 2022
Anderson became a free agent upon the conclusion of the 2021 season. That year he pitched 96 innings for the Brewers and had a 4.22 ERA. During his first year with the Brew Crew, he had a 4.21 ERA. He did not sign with a team for the 2022 season, but he also did not retire.
After not pitching in the MLB in 2022, former Brewers pitcher Brett Anderson desires to return in 2023.
Throughout his career, Anderson has a 4.07 ERA in 1,140.1 innings pitched. He began is career with the Oakland Athletics. Outside of the Brewers, other teams that he has played for include the Colorado Rockies, Los Angles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Anderson tends to rely on a sinker that generates a lot of ground balls. Over the course of his career, he has a 59% ground ball rate. Opposing batters do tend to make loud contact off of him and with the shift going away in 2023 that may not be conducive to Anderson’s game.
It’s unclear if any teams have interest in the soon to be 35 year old south paw. Having not pitched in 2022, a showcase is likely in his future this offseason. Even then, he may only get a minor league contract with a team.