When the Colorado Rockies traded for left-handed starting pitcher Brett Anderson this off-season, the move was generally met with the same reaction: this could be a great move for the Rockies…if he stays healthy.
It is April 13th and Anderson is already headed to the disabled list, though perhaps not for the reason anybody imagined, as his current injury has nothing to do with the arm or ankle injuries that troubled him in the past.
The Rockies announced on Sunday that Anderson will be out four to six weeks with a broken left index finger:
— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) April 13, 2014
Anderson out likely 4-6 weeks. Morales expected to replace him. Awful luck for anderson
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) April 13, 2014
Anderson broke left index finger. Seeing hand specialist in CO. Told me “I’m disappointed but with all the inj I’ve had, I know how to deal”
— Jenny Cavnar (@ROOTSPORTS_JC) April 13, 2014
Worse yet for Colorado, Anderson sustained the injury while batting on Saturday afternoon. That after they lost starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to the DL to start the season because he hurt himself running the bases.
Maybe they should just tell their pitchers to stand at the plate with the bat on their shoulder from here on out?