Breaking as of November 4th, 2019, right-hander pitcher Chase Anderson has been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Milwaukee Brewers will receive first basemane Chad Spanberger in return.
After spending the last four years with the Milwaukee Brewers, it was reported on Monday morning from Robert Murray of the Athletic that Chase Anderson was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. Some were shocked about the trade news of Anderson, while some weren’t as much surprised with this news.
Anderson began his major league career with the Arizona Diamondbacks back in 2009 when he was a ninth round pick in the 2009 MLB draft. His major league debut with the Diamondbacks was May 11th, 2014 where allowed one earned run in the five innings he pitched, giving him the win. His first year as a major league player, he posted a 4.01 ERA with 105 strike outs.
January of 2016 brought Anderson to the Milwaukee Brewers, 2017 being his best season where he posted a 12-4 record and 2.75 ERA. His 2019 season wasn’t as great with a 4.21 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and a .240 AVG. Although traded, he did have an $8.5 Million option for the 2020 season, and a near $9 million contract option for the 2021 season, but it seems that the Brewers were looking to trade Anderson in hopes to spend the money that was spent on him on another player in their club.
Who’s coming to the Brewers?
The Brewers acquired Chad Spanberger is exchange for Anderson, who was a sixth round pick by the Colorado Rockies in 2017. He spent last season in Double-A where he posted a .237 AVG, 13 home-runs, 59 RBI’s, and a .707 OPS. An unknown name to some, Spanberger could most definitely bring some good fire to the team to help them go towards a successful 2020 season.
It is unsure on the contract details in regards to this whole trade, but, Brewers fans wish Anderson the best of luck as he heads to north of the border.