Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Brett Anderson was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, one day after being struck by a line drive in his pitching shoulder during a victory against the San Francisco Giants.
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford sent a liner back toward the mound in the second inning. The ball nailed Anderson and caromed into left field for a hit.
Anderson initially remained in the game and finished the inning before departing with a bruise. He said afterward that he was fortunate not to be hit in the face.
“If I don’t shrug (my shoulder) at the last second, I probably take it off the chin and I’m still laying out there on the middle of the field,” Anderson told reporters.
The 33-year-old Anderson is 4-8 with a 4.18 ERA in 21 starts this season. Overall, he is 67-73 with a 4.07 ERA in 13 seasons with the Oakland Athletics (2009-13, 2018-19), Colorado Rockies (2014), Los Angeles Dodgers (2015-16), Chicago Cubs (2017), Toronto Blue Jays (2017) and Brewers (2020-21).
Milwaukee recalled right-hander Alec Bettinger from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move. The 26-year-old Bettinger is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA in four games (one start) for the Brewers this season, allowing 15 runs in 10 innings.
–Field Level Media