Right-handed reliever Nick Anderson and the Atlanta Braves are in agreement on a major league contract, sources tell ESPN. The 32-year-old Anderson is on a split deal that will pay $875,000 if he’s in the big leagues and $180,000 in the minors. He spent four years with Tampa Bay.
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Anderson has fantastic numbers for his career, posting a 2.89 ERA over 93 appearances. In 2020, he was filthy for the Rays during their run to the World Series. He had a 0.55 ERA during the shortened regular season.
Unfortunately, injuries have derailed Anderson’s career of late. He had Tommy John late last year and only pitched in six games this season. A couple of days ago, he was waived by the Rays, and now the Braves have signed him to a low-risk deal with a ton of upside. Nick Anderson could be a critical piece to an Atlanta relief core that may lose several considerable pieces this offseason.
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