Aug 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Brett Anderson (49) pitches in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: Rockies, Athletics could revisit Brett Anderson trade talks


The Colorado Rockies, always in need of pitching attempted to deal for Oakland Athletics starter, Brett Anderson. They, like many, were rebuffed in their offers though – not because Oakland isn’t open to trading Anderson, but rather the price wasn’t good enough.

Anderson is a solid pitcher when healthy, but struggles to stay out of the trainers room. The 25-year-old has dealt with a relatively moderate to severe injury in almost every season he’s played at the Major League level, severely reducing his asking price despite having a career ERA of 3.81.

If Oakland is to move the starter, they’ll likely need to lower their demands and it’s possible after breaking off talks, both the Athletics and Rockies could revisit a deal:

The Rockies finished last week deep in talks with the Athletics in an effort to acquire left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson, but they didn’t complete the deal because of questions about Anderson’s medicals, particularly a right foot injury he suffered last season, according to Major League sources.

While the deal didn’t happen, it’s possible it can be revived during this week’s Winter Meetings or beyond. It is not clear who the Rockies would have sent to the Athletics in return for Anderson, who turns 26 on Feb. 1.

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