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Brett Anderson out four to six weeks with broken finger


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:

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?

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