September 8, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Brett Anderson (49) delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning at Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the Astros 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: Rockies, Athletics talked Brett Anderson trade

The Oakland Athletics have been attempting to trade starting pitcher Brett Anderson for quite a while now and recently had discussions with the Colorado Rockies about a deal.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the two sides attempted to hammer out a trade but were unable to find compatible parts, which eventually ended the talks:

Sources: #Athletics, #Rockies discussed trade for A’s LHP Brett Anderson yesterday, but could not find a match. Talks unlikely to revive.

Colorado is almost always in need of Major League level pitching, but the Athletics likely have a relatively elevated asking price for the 25-year-old Anderson, despite his rash of injuries.

Earlier in the offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays had attempted to acquire Anderson as well, though were rebuffed by the Athletics as the two sides struggled to find the right match for a deal.

There’s been no shortage of suitors for Anderson however as it’s been rumored the Yankees, Indians, Twins and Mariners all have expressed interest in trading for Anderson.

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