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Mariners Acquire Tyler Anderson From Pirates

MLB Trade Rumors 28 July, 2021 - 10:00pm

The Mariners have picked up one of the more notable starting pitchers on the trade market, announcing they’ve acquired left-hander Tyler Anderson from the Pirates. Two prospects — catcher Carter Bins and right-hander Joaquin Tejada — are headed back to Pittsburgh. To create 40-man roster space for Anderson, Seattle designated infielder Jake Hager for assignment.

It’s a surprising turn of events after the Phillies were reportedly on the verge of acquiring Anderson this afternoon. That potential deal fell through after Pittsburgh expressed concern about the medical review of one of the prospects expected to be involved. Now, Anderson is on his way to the Pacific Northwest instead.

Seattle has reportedly been in the market for starting pitching over the past couple weeks. The Mariners have been hit hard by injuries, thinning out the rotation depth. The reunion with James Paxton lasted less than two innings before the southpaw blew out and required Tommy John surgery. Justin Dunn has been out for over a month due to a strain in his throwing shoulder, while Justus Sheffield is sidelined by both a flexor strain in his forearm and an oblique issue. Depth options Ljay Newsome and Nick Margevicius have been out for months and don’t seem likely to return this season.

Acquiring Anderson will add some stability behind Yusei KikuchiLogan GilbertMarco Gonzales and Chris Flexen. The southpaw’s numbers aren’t eye-popping, but he’s a dependable back-of-the-rotation option. Anderson has stayed healthy all year and taken the ball 18 times, totaling 103 1/3 innings. He’s worked to a 4.35 ERA/4.42 SIERA, production that’s generally in line with his past work for the Rockies and Giants.

Anderson’s a control specialist. He’s long been a quality strike-thrower, and he’s issued walks to a career-low 5.8% of opponents this season. Limiting free passes is key for Anderson, a fly-ball pitcher who doesn’t punch out too many batters. His 20.0% strikeout rate is a few points below the 23.1% leaguewide mark for starting pitchers, although his 11.6% swinging strike rate is actually marginally better than average.

In addition to his serviceable production, Anderson’s an eminently affordable pickup. He signed a one-year, $2.5MM contract with the Pirates over the winter. Just over $900K of that sum remains to be paid through season’s end. The 31-year-old is again slated to hit free agency this winter, so he’s a pure rental pickup for Seattle.

The decision to acquire an impending free agent might raise some eyebrows among fans. After all, the Mariners traded top reliever Kendall Graveman to the division-leading Astros for Abraham Toro this evening, a move that didn’t go over well in the Seattle clubhouse. The notion that the Graveman trade suggested the Mariners were punting on the 2021 season was always too simplistic, though.

General manager Jerry Dipoto told reporters in the aftermath of the Graveman – Toro swap that the front office had more moves in the works. Even independent of future acquisitions, the Mariners front office might simply have seen the value of four additional years of control over Toro — a well-regarded young infielder who’s already at the major league level — as too good to forego with Graveman headed for free agency in a few months. Modern front offices have become increasingly flexible in their trade deadline approaches, more willing to balance their short and long-term goals rather than definitively bucket themselves as “buyers” or “sellers.”

That’s particularly true of teams like the Mariners. Seattle’s surprisingly worked their way into the thick of the playoff picture, entering play tonight just one game back of the Athletics for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. They’ve outperformed most preseason expectations and their underlying record estimators, though, leaving some question about their ability to stick in the race for the stretch run. With that in mind, it makes sense for the Mariners to continue to look for long-term value while making smaller acquisitions with a 2021 playoff push in mind.

Seattle picked up Hager off waivers from the Brewers last month. He’s spent his tenure in the organization with Triple-A Tacoma, hitting .214/.294/.469 across 109 plate appearances. In all likelihood, he’ll find himself on outright waivers within the next seven days.

The appeal for the rebuilding Pirates is rather obvious. Pittsburgh signed Anderson with the hope that he’d pitch well enough to be flipped for young talent midseason, and that’s exactly how things played out.

Bins, 22, was an 11th-round draft choice out of Fresno State in 2019. He’s hit well in the low minors over his two-plus professional seasons, reaching Double-A for the first time this month. Entering the season, Baseball America and FanGraphs each rated Bins the #29 prospect in the Seattle system. Both outlets praised his raw power and surprising athleticism for a catcher. Swing-and-miss concerns led both BA and FanGraphs to project Bins as a likely #2 backstop.

Tejada, 18, signed with Seattle out of Panama for $200K during the 2019-20 international signing period. Ben Badler of Baseball America wrote at the time that Tejada had seen his velocity spike into the low-90’s. He’s a low-level lottery ticket who made his professional debut this season in the Dominican Summer League.

As for the Phillies, they’ll now have to turn their attention elsewhere before Friday afternoon’s trade deadline. The hope had been that Philadelphia could acquire Anderson to fortify the back of the rotation. Presumably, that’ll continue to be the priority now that he’s no longer available.

Mariners swooped in on this one!

Looks like we gave up Carter Bins, catcher. He got pulled after 2 at bats in Arkansas tonight.

I was schocked that Anderson was acquired by the Mariners. Cherington was like you know what I’m not waiting, he is getting traded tonight. The Phillies should talk to the Cubs about Zach Davies, he is a better option to me.

Wow who knew the M’s would be buyers right now

So they give up their successful closer and bring back a number 4 or 5 starter? And what happened to the Phillies?

Bullpen is a huge strength and we only have 4 healthy starters. Honestly makes sense if it’s just one trade.

Also depends on what we’re giving up in this one.

“We?” Do you work for the Mariners?

Ah, you’re one of those people. Get over yourself.

love when they say ‘WE’

@astrosfan no he doesn’t work for the Mariners silly, he plays for them.

Do you not realize without fans paying money to go to games and buy merchandise and such that the sport does not exist? So yeah, we. Get over yourself kiddo.

Agree. Still worried about the clubhouse though. Those guys are NOT happy.

Bigger deal also Stratton or Rodriguez cone back and Trammell as one piece going back.

They gave up their closer and got back a different relief pitcher, one who has had a good career and hopefully will be effective for the next couple months.

They also gave up their former closer, whom they had already designated and who was never going to pitch for them again, and got Toro, who is potentially a very good hitter (and got started with a home run in his first Mariners game).

The Anderson trade – Bins and Tejada: who knows? Bins is a good catcher who can’t hit. Tejada is a kid who’s just getting started. Maybe one or both of them will make the majors; maybe not. The Mariners need someone who can start for a few months – and they need him now..

I have a piece of paper and pencil also. Apparently that’s all you think your team is.

Joe Smith has been a disaster. His era/fip 7.48/4.95 is terrible and he gives up 14.5 hits per 9 innings. That is not good when you job is to keep inherited runners from scoring. It’s just a strange sequence of transactions.

SLL: Tyler Anderson is a #4-#5 STARTING PITCHER not a relief pitcher. Your other observations seem to be in line with most people

Id say overall it’s a major L for the mariners despite bringing in a really underrated SP in Anderson. Anderson himself is a top 50 SP this season and has no trouble eating innings in the NL.

A reliever came back to Seattle in the Graveman trade. That is what is meant by “got back a different relief pitcher”.

Eh. Seattle has 3 or 4 other power arm dudes who have been dominant this year. Graveman being moved isn’t gonna be the cause of a gigantic meltdown from a bullpen performance stand point.

The problem is that it seems Graveman was the heart of the bullpen and a very integral part of the team chemistry. He was the one guy I was afraid of them trading due to his passion and body language. I hope this doesn’t absolutely fracture team morale like reports are leading us to believe.

I go back and forth on KG’s trade- I still become angry and perplexed when I think of the cHoice of teams in the Graveman move. As you say, he was the heart and soul of the entire clubhouse, with Seags and Marco. Teammates smashing equipment in the clubhouse afterwards. Comments like “same old Mariners, they dont care about winning,” tells you all you need to know about how his former teammates felt after his departure.

Then I think to myself- the KG move is obviously one piece in a larger puzzle that will come into view on Friday eve. Dipoto could look like a genius 12 mo’s from now- getting Seagers replacement thru 2025 for 60 odd games of K Graveman. Toro did JD a huge favor last night hitting a 2R HR in his first AB off the bench in the 9th inn. Then again Dipoto could be out of a job in 12 mo’s and the team could have one more young player in the lineup struggling to adapt to ML pitching.

Its tough to be patient as a Mariners fan- but I’m choosing to trust Dipoto, I like what he and this rebuilt team has done since 2019. Cmon Jerry- lets go get Kimbrel, Marquez and someone like Johnathan Schoop or Jesus Aguilar!!? That would make us feel better about the Graveman move hahaha

We have one stopper, a serviceable starter, a starter with cranky knees and three gas cans that can’t make it past 3 innings without totally imploding, not to mention a BP full of gas cans. What could possibly go wrong?

DiPoto most confusing GM in MLB

True, but as a baseball fan, he sure is entertaining. I wish more GMs were like him. He definitely keeps it interesting.

Been writing that about Dipoto and Preller the last week or so. Felt the same way about Brodie Van Wagenen with the Mets.

Having a quality team that plays consistent baseball over a period of time and is a legitimate potential WS champion – well, that’s another thing. Sometimes winning can even be boring to the uninitiated. They want to see a good show….i.e. sell the sizzle, not the steak.

Guys like those 3 are at their best during off-season activity and the trading deadline. When play resumes most fans attention turns to the action on the field. The teams of low-profile FO execs such as Erik Neander, Farhan Zaidi, David Stearns, James Click, Chaim Bloom, Andrew Friedman and others then take center stage.

At least be runs his club as a baseball team and not a business.

Wasn’t he traded to the Phillies earlier?

They made a deal but one of the pieces didn’t pass the medical clearance I guess

Literally the first story beneath this one tells you what you need to know in the headline.

You already knew the answer to this question. Wtf

Don’t blame me. I sure as heck didn’t vote for Biden

They DFA a guy who’s going to be Trade so their must be other guys on 40 man going back.

Not really. They got a very good young major league ready infielder with 4 yrs of control for Graveman. You do that every chance you get. They can pick up a reliever anywhere, and probably will.

Very good young player? Talking about Toro? If so he has some pop and that’s about it. Backup corner IF/below average starting 3B is his ceiling. Every team needs players like him to fill in when a star gets hurt (good fill in for Bregman when he was hurt).

Lmao they traded the best closer in baseball right now to their division rival for a backup infielder .

Great choice… if you’d rather have toro than make the playoffs

As a Phillies fan, I find this hilarious. Hopefully we can get Cole instead.

Cole is another Matt Moore-esque experiment. Tyler Anderson is a proven backend starter who can pitch consistently. Phillies are an absolute mess and Cole isn’t the answer.

I wouldn’t go as far as saying “proven” given he hasn’t always had the innings-eater tag he has this year, but given how it would take Cole so long to be ready, I get what you mean.

Von, I’m not sure that’s fair..Non of us knows what actually happened..This could be a unexpected development where Dave gets even a better deal done…

New deadline rule: all trades must go through Dipoto. They tried it in the minors last year to great success.

The “angry players of the clubhouse” can now rejoice!

I just don’t have the strength right now for Dealin Jerry. Who did we give up for a starter with a career 5.00 ERA. Toro LMAO!!!!

He’s been better with the Giants and Pirates than he was with the Rockies.

That or he just go out of the thin air.

Phillies need to get in touch with the cubs.

Phillies desperately need starting pitching, bullpen and a CF. They have no farm system. I don’t see how a few trades makes them compete. The Mets have been horrible, giving the Phillies every chance to gain ground and the Phillies don’t. Phillies can’t even make a trade without messing it up. It’s time to blow this team up.

Disgusting, but I can see it.

The NL East is a joke. All the teams are bad. What makes it more amazing is that up until this deadline not a one of them was in a rebuild mode – although at his point the Nationals may be entering one.

Yet because the national baseball media is in the NE, 3 of the teams are in major market with the Braves in an upper level medium market, they get loads of pub. If those teams were playing in one of the Central divisions fans around the country would realize how badly they suck. Easily the worst division in all of MLB in 2021.

Oh trust me: in the NY market, everyone is aware how bad the NLE is.

I was on here for years stating that the Phillies “rebuild” was a complete failure when they were coming out of it. All the while the national baseball media was throwing rosebuds in their path, playing them up as the next coming power in MLB. I said they would have been better just trying to sign free agents all along….which is pretty much what they’ve had to do anyways. At least Phillies fans wouldn’t have had to watch 2nd rate teams for 5-6 years.

Everything we see about the state they’re in goes back to that failed rebuild. Very few decent players came out of it – even the guys they traded for JT aren’t producing with the Marlins. Ask Cubs fans about turning a rebuild over to Andy MacPhail – and those MBA types he brought in to run it……

Yes, Dombrowksi needs to get to the owner and explain how bad the situation is. Short of Harper and maybe young Bohm, everyone must go….and maybe those two as well. JT is a 30 year-old catcher that can’t go through even a 2-3 year rebuild without deteriorating physically. Consideration should even go to moving Harper as well – am sure he doesn’t want to stick around there for the remainder of his contract.

The NL East is so bad that the Phillies can still win the division in 2021.

Last night we saw again the woeful glove of DiDi…it cost the team in two innings..

I would demand investigation in to pirates

Why would they need to be investigated? There was an issue with a player’s medical. That’s not their fault. They decided to move on. It happens.

Yea. Pirates saw a red flag and moved on elsewhere. Probably sours the relationship between the Phillies and Pirates FOs, usually another player is simply selected before going elsewhere, but the Pirates did absolutely nothing wrong here. Phillies should have caught that red flag first.

or maybe they did and the Pirates failed in their scouting and pulled back last minute.

Maybe that was the max philly was offering, pirates didn’t like medicals. Pirates wouldn’t accept a lesser package and Phillies weren’t doing any better.

Failed physicals happen a lot more than we realize.

The players union does every year.

I agree, they make it impossible to enjoy a nice cruise on the sea anywhere near Somalia

Really? You new to this sport?

This must really sting for the Phillies especially on a night when Matt Moore gave them another awful start

Davies, who is slightly worse, and significantly more expensive. Honestly, Phillies should pivot to full sell mode. Not solely based on this move, but based on all their huge problems on the field.

Just in case y’all don’t know… Graveman is a great sell high candidate. So they cashed in. Jerry is making moves as he sh9uld be. Toro is Young controllable talent for the next 4 years and we need starters. This is inexpensive and smart.

But is a backup corner infield really cashing in? I understand getting something for him, but Toro honestly isn’t much.

Clearly, you have never been on a winning team. But. I’m happy that you want the team to be better and you think this is the way to do it.

Well, this will help in the Phillies attempt to trade for Rodriguez from Pittsburgh. Geesh…

Yeah. To your point, I don’t expect the Phillies and Pirates to be doing business anytime soon.

Cherington just wanted to get one over on Dombrowski for demoting him when they were in the the Red Sox organization together. The “injury” in question was from 2019.

Depending on who Jerry Dipoto traded to Pittsburgh here, he might be looking much better by the end of the night. Gave up an expiring bullpen contract while acquiring a much needed 5th Starter and possible your replacement for Seager (Saving over $14M on that club option).

Like I said, it depends on who he sends away here. But we (Mariners fans specifically, everyone in general) should all be a bit more understanding of why he did what he did.

My first guess is Carter Bins. Got pulled from the lineup in aa tonight

the 14 mil option was never getting cashed in!

I don’t know about the other guy the Mariners gave up, but Bins is a decent young player. Good trade, though… low level prospects who are a ways out for a guy who can give you some decent innings.

I’m guessing that Pitt gave Philadelphia the opportunity to make one more offer for Anderson after one of their prospects failed their medical exam, but Pitt didn’t like the revised offer (if Philly even made one) so they pivoted to Seattle. Completely understandable from Pitt’s side. I wonder if the Phillies are going to cry foul on this though? DD tends not to stay quiet when deals fall apart. I can’t wait to hear each GM/PBO speak about what happened with the original Philly deal. At least Philly has more time to find another arm elsewhere. This would have been much more painful if this happened on Friday afternoon. Great acquisition for Seattle; they are going for a playoff berth this year after all!

Memories of 1999 when, at the eleventh hour of deadline day, the Yankees pulled out of the Pettite for Eaton and Loewer trade and Ed Wade didn’t have a backup plan and ended up doing nothing. That stand-pat–and the injuries to Schilling and Rolen–totally deflated that team. Phillies record was 21 games under .500 in August and September of that season. That was also one of Schilling’s last straws with regard to the Phillies organization. as he pretty much had no respect for or confidence in Wade after that.

So Mackey said the deal to Philly was “final”. Does this gross mis interpretation get to follow him around for the. Ext few years or will the Lemmings still follow what he says as gospel. What a joke

DiPoto with the steal. Jerry could be stranded on Gilligan’s Island and still find a way to make a trade

I get the older veterans off the roster immediately in that situation. And then probably find some team that thinks they can “fix” Gilligan.

When you’re in that desperate of a situation you don’t tinker around with minor moves on the margins. I think you have to bite the bullet and trade both Mary Ann and Ginger as a package for a propeller jet and a case of champaign.

Maybe, but you have to consider Mary Ann’s… um… clubhouse presence…

Jimmyz-I would build my team around both Mary Anne and Ginger as I could not choose between them.

so you’re saying they are basically McCovey/Cepeda

Mariners give up minor leaguers catcher Carter Bins and pitcher Joaquin Tejada.

I feel bad for Philly fans. Team can’t do much right these days.

Hey Philly, what you got for Alex Cobb, Raisel Iglesias, and/or Andrew Heaney?

Pretty impressive for Hager to be able to play baseball while also being an MMA fighter and pro wrestler for AEW. At least now he can take these next couple of months to focus on those things…

I don’t know about the other guy the Mariners gave up, but Bins is a decent young player. Good trade, though… low level prospects who are a ways out for a guy who can give you some decent innings.

It’s going to be an interesting weekend. The Phillies play the Pirates at PNC. Will the Phillies FO be offered the VIP suite?

Philly was just burned by their Pennsylvania rival. They should relocate and become the Saskatoon Serpents.

Tre Turner & $ for Tim Anderson straight up.And lockup Tre LNG term.Then get Hudson for Rutherford & Lambert.

Didn’t know Tyler Anderson was born and raised in las vegas. He went to the high school down the street from where I lived for 6 years. Always cool to see guys from your city or town make a ML. My sister went to HS with Tommy Pham. And my cousins went to HS with Nick Martini.

Here is an idea, trade away your best relief pitcher and leader of the bullpen and frankly the entire pitching staff. And replace him with a mediocre back end pitcher. Yeah that will make your team better JD.

I would have preferred the Phillies catcher. Phillies guy was a contact guy and might add some more pop and be like a 275 hitter with 10-12 bombs.

Bins has a bit more pop and walks a lot but is a k machine probably will hit 210 like zunino

I call bullsh*t on the Pirates. They suddenly have a problem with the medicals? More likely they had Seattle waiting on line 2.

Yes they probably did have Seattle already on the line, but if they where pushing to get a better deal that would’ve happened before the Phillies deal got as far as it did.

The reported Phillies deal looks slightly better anyway, out side the possible health issues.

The deals that were made by Seattle are good ones for them. Toro will be a bull in Seattle!

Why is that a terrible move for Seattle?

This is a blessing that the Phils did not get this guy.He is just another over rated pitcher.Phils need to be sellers bottom line

He has gone at least 5 innings every outing this year which the Phillies collection of 4 and 5 pitchers have done like once this year. Other than one bad outing ( out of 18) his ERA was 3.75 which is about 1/2 of those guys. No one ever said he was an ace but he’s at least competent which is more than you can say about the other guys.

He is a quality 4/5 rotation guy this year (front line for the pirates). If someone is making a run having a pitcher like him is useful even if it is only for insurance if one of the top 5 go down.

not an unreasonable return for the pirates for a back end rental.

I was figuring something like middle level and Int Bonus/cash I guess that is kind of what they got except for they just to get to take someone else’s international signing.

Both seem to have medium highs and low floors.

Mariners are effing rats. The trash of the AL.

Both Gms need to be fined

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Philadelphia Phillies: Is Dombrowski turning his attention to Jon Gray?

Section 215 28 July, 2021 - 12:59pm

Jul 18, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray (55) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ciaglo-USA TODAY Sports

Less than 24 hours ago, the Philadelphia Phillies thought they had themselves a new starting pitcher in their rotation.

They had agreed to terms with Pittsburgh to acquire left-handed starter Tyler Anderson, sending two single-A prospects to the Pirates in exchange. It wasn’t a blockbuster deal by any stretch of the imagination, but it gave the Phillies a reliable #4 starter, someone who’s averaging just under six innings pitched per start this season. The deal fell through due to a medical issue with one of the two Phillies prospects, which was followed by Pittsburgh shipping him off to Seattle instead.

It was a rather disastrous few hours for the Phillies — not quite how Dave Dombrowski wanted his first midseason trade to go down.

Nevertheless, with the MLB trade deadline creeping ever closer, Dombrowski and the Phillies have to move on in their pursuit of a rotation fix. According to MLB insider Jon Morosi, it appears they may have found their next target:

Sources: #Rockies listening to teams on Jon Gray, with suitors including the Giants, Padres, and Phillies. No trade is close, and there’s not likely to be clarity with Gray’s market until after Max Scherzer is dealt. @MLBNetwork @MLB

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 28, 2021

Currently pitching to a tune of a 3.68 ERA over 18 starts this season, Colorado’s Jon Gray has been one of the better starters in the National League this year. Not only has he been very productive through the first half of the season, but he’s doing all of it having made 10 starts at Coors Field. Coors is notoriously known for being a “hitter’s park” due to the elevation in Colorado, but it hasn’t appeared to bother Gray in the slightest here in 2021.

Funny enough, Gray actually has a better ERA when pitching at Coors Field compared to the handful of starts that he’s made on the road.

Compared to the before mentioned Tyler Anderson, Gray represents a significant upgrade. Gray’s ERA would rank second best amongst all Phillies starters, and he’s averaging just over 5.4 innings pitched per start this season. Not only would he give the Phillies offense a fighting chance when pitching, but he would also more than likely put the team in a position to win every fifth day.

Outside of Washington’s Max Scherzer and Texas’ Kyle Gibson, Gray is likely the best starting pitcher currently being made available in trade discussions — which means Colorado’s asking price will be high. Catcher Rafael Marchan has long been a rumored trade chip for Philadelphia — hypothetically moving him for Gray makes sense on paper.

Meanwhile … Rafael Marchan was in Reading's original lineup for tonight's game. Now, he's out of the lineup. He has been coveted by other teams in trade talks

— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) July 28, 2021

The ~$3 million that Gray is owed for the remainder of 2021 would also fit the Phillies goal of staying under the luxury tax this season. There’s been rumors of owner John Middleton signing off on surpassing the tax at this year’s deadline, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

The only hiccup with Gray is the fact that he’s on an expiring contract, which makes him a “rental” for any team that does acquire him. This doesn’t exactly fit the Phillies goal of building a sustained contender that bleeds over into 2022 and 2023, but beggars can’t be choosers. If Gray is available to be had and Dombrowski is able to construct a trade package that the Rockies deem acceptable, it’s likely a no-brainer for the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Mariners trade 2 prospects for veteran Pirates starter Tyler Anderson

710 ESPN Seattle 27 July, 2021 - 11:21pm

It was reported Tuesday that Pittsburgh Pirates left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson was heading to the Philadelphia Phillies, but he was later seen in Pirates gear throwing a bullpen session after the deal fell through. A few hours later, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that Anderson was indeed traded, but to the Mariners in their second major deal of the day.

Seattle had gotten the ball rolling earlier in the afternoon by trading relief ace Kendall Graveman and fellow reliever Rafael Montero, who was designated for assignment late last week, to the Houston Astros for veteran reliever Joe Smith and 24-year-old infielder Abraham Toro.

A few hours later, Passan reported that Anderson, 31, would be coming to Seattle to help bolster a Mariners starting rotation that has been decimated by injuries. The Mariners announced the deal Tuesday night, with Seattle sending catching prospect Carter Bins and right-handed pitcher Joaquin Tejada to the Pirates for Anderson.

Bins has spent time in High-A and Double-A while Tejada, 18, signed with Seattle as an international free agent in 2019.

Seattle started the year with a six-man rotation, but major injuries to the likes of James Paxton, Ljay Newsome, Nick Margevicius as well as shorter-term woes for Justin Dunn and Justus Sheffield have left the Mariners with only four healthy starting pitchers.

Anderson is in his sixth MLB season, and the Mariners will be his fourth team. He started his career with the Colorado Rockies in 2016 and then spent 2020 with the San Francisco Giants before signing a one-year deal with Pittsburgh this past offseason, meaning the Mariners will have Anderson for the next two-plus months before he’s once again on the open market.

Tyler Anderson was dealing. pic.twitter.com/Jmh4FkkdVC

— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 9, 2021

In 2021, Anderson is 5-8 with a 4.35 ERA in 18 starts (103 1/3 innings). He has struck out 86 while walking 25.

Something key to note with Anderson is that he’s thrown at least five innings in all 18 of his starts this year. That trend would certainly be welcome for a Mariners team that not only has leaned heavily on the bullpen this year but is now without Graveman.

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Mariners land lefty starter Anderson from Pirates

The Good Phight 27 July, 2021 - 11:05pm

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The Seattle Mariners, hours after trading their best reliever, acquired left-handed starter Tyler Anderson from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

In exchange, the Pirates received minor league catcher Carter Bins and right-hander Joaquin Tejada.

Pittsburgh thought it had a deal for Anderson with the Philadelphia Phillies earlier Tuesday, but it fell through on medical review, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Seattle instead moved to acquire the 31-year-old Anderson, who is 5-8 with a 4.35 ERA this season. He's set to become a free agent after the season.

Anderson spent his first four big league seasons with the Colorado Rockies before joining the San Francisco Giants as a free agent last season and then the Pirates this year. He has gone at least five innings in each of his 18 starts in 2021.

Earlier Tuesday, Seattle traded right-hander Kendall Graveman to the Houston Astros as part of a four-player deal that baffled some, considering the Mariners are just one game behind the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card race.

But Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto hinted more moves could be on the way -- which turned out true with the team completing the Anderson deal.

"It probably doesn't [make sense] as a standalone, but it's part of a context that's going to be an ongoing story over the next couple of days'' as the trade deadline nears, Dipoto said when asked why the team traded Graveman.

"What comes next could be as early as tonight or tomorrow because we do plan on being active."

Anderson immediately became the veteran on a totally rebuilt starting rotation. He was scheduled to start Tuesday night against Milwaukee, but was pulled shortly beforehand with his future status up in the air.

Anderson is the second Pirates player to be flipped as Friday's trade deadline nears. All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier was sent to San Diego in return for prospects over the weekend.

The 22-year-old Bins hit a combined .247 with eight homers and 34 RBIs in 50 games at the Double-A and High-A levels this season.

The 18-year-old Tejada pitched five innings this season with the Dominican Summer League Mariners in his professional debut.

Seattle also designated for assignment infielder Jake Hager. The 28-year-old Hager was claimed off waivers from Milwaukee on June 22 and had been in Triple-A for the Mariners.

Mariners land lefty starter Anderson from Pirates

Philly Sports Network 27 July, 2021 - 11:05pm

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The Seattle Mariners, hours after trading their best reliever, acquired left-handed starter Tyler Anderson from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

In exchange, the Pirates received minor league catcher Carter Bins and right-hander Joaquin Tejada.

Pittsburgh thought it had a deal for Anderson with the Philadelphia Phillies earlier Tuesday, but it fell through on medical review, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Seattle instead moved to acquire the 31-year-old Anderson, who is 5-8 with a 4.35 ERA this season. He's set to become a free agent after the season.

Anderson spent his first four big league seasons with the Colorado Rockies before joining the San Francisco Giants as a free agent last season and then the Pirates this year. He has gone at least five innings in each of his 18 starts in 2021.

Earlier Tuesday, Seattle traded right-hander Kendall Graveman to the Houston Astros as part of a four-player deal that baffled some, considering the Mariners are just one game behind the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card race.

But Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto hinted more moves could be on the way -- which turned out true with the team completing the Anderson deal.

"It probably doesn't [make sense] as a standalone, but it's part of a context that's going to be an ongoing story over the next couple of days'' as the trade deadline nears, Dipoto said when asked why the team traded Graveman.

"What comes next could be as early as tonight or tomorrow because we do plan on being active."

Anderson immediately became the veteran on a totally rebuilt starting rotation. He was scheduled to start Tuesday night against Milwaukee, but was pulled shortly beforehand with his future status up in the air.

Anderson is the second Pirates player to be flipped as Friday's trade deadline nears. All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier was sent to San Diego in return for prospects over the weekend.

The 22-year-old Bins hit a combined .247 with eight homers and 34 RBIs in 50 games at the Double-A and High-A levels this season.

The 18-year-old Tejada pitched five innings this season with the Dominican Summer League Mariners in his professional debut.

Seattle also designated for assignment infielder Jake Hager. The 28-year-old Hager was claimed off waivers from Milwaukee on June 22 and had been in Triple-A for the Mariners.

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