The Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with veteran lefty Brett Anderson some two weeks ago, per ESPN's Buster Olney:
The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with left-hander Brett Anderson, with $4m in possible incentives.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 15, 2014
According to the LA Times' Bill Shaikin, "the Dodgers also are expected to announce the signing of left-hander Brett Anderson early next week, perhaps as soon as Monday."
With Anderson's troublesome injury history a concern for any team willing to throw $10 million plus incentives his way, the delay in the official announcement was likely due to Los Angeles being extra careful with physical examinations and subsequent consulation with medical specialists.
In 2014, Anderson was the victim of a freak accident on a hit-by-pitch that fractured one of his fingers. Later in the year he would be shelved by the Colorado Rockies prior to having surgery on a bulging disk in his back.
However, despite the 26-year-old having pitched in just eight games last year and thirty over the past three seasons, the Dodgers hope he'll finally be able to put a healthy year together and live up to the potential he showed when he first broke into the majors with the Oakland Athletics.
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