Anderson clears another rehab hurdle

August 11, 2012, 4:05 am
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Brett Anderson is fine-tuning his arsenal for an eventual major league return. On Friday in his hometown of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he threw six innings, allowing just three hits and no runs. He struck out four hitters and walked one. Anderson's six innings pitched are the most he's thrown since undergoing Tommy John surgery last July. He threw 80 pitches, 47 of which were strikes. The A's have said they want to see him work his way up to around 100 pitches before they will consider working him into their starting rotation. Anderson has started four games with the Triple-A River Cats and has a 3.93 ERA. He also started a game for the Single-A Stockton Ports. He said recently that he excited to be focusing on results rather than how his left elbow feels. He is likely one to two starts away from being major-league ready.

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