UPDATED AGAIN: It’s all the way done. Not only is the move to Philadelphia done due to physicals, Anderson has been moved to Seattle.
The Seattle Mariners are finalizing a deal to acquire left-hander Tyler Anderson from the Pittsburgh Pirates, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 28, 2021
The Pirates thought they had a deal today for Anderson with Philadelphia, but it fell through on medical review. Seattle went and got him instead.
It’s really kind of a bummer that Anderson isn’t coming here as he would have fit perfectly a role the team needed him to fill, especially a day after the start that Matt Moore gave the team. Alas, he is Seattle-bound and the team continues its search for starting pitching.
Here's the latest on the Tyler Anderson saga, as @JeffPassan first reported that the left-hander is heading to Seattle: https://t.co/IyBiLHM5yq pic.twitter.com/ZE38cqDg64— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) July 28, 2021
UPDATED: Then again, maybe not.
The Pirates’ trade of Tyler Anderson to the Phillies has been held up because of an issue (presumably medical) with one of the two players going back to Pittsburgh, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Unclear where talks stand, whether player will be replaced.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2021
The Phillies have helped their beleaguered rotation today by trading for Pittsburgh’s lefthander Tyler Anderson.
Sources: Tyler Anderson traded to Phillies for Cristian Hernandez and Abrahan Gutierrez. It's final.— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) July 27, 2021
What is the team getting in Anderson?
Looks like a solid innings eater that they have sorely lacked in the rotation this year. One of the issues that they have had is that no one other than Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola can pitch past the fifth inning. Anderson?
Starts of 5+ IP this year:— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 27, 2021
Tyler Anderson 18 of 18
Vince Velasquez 8 of 16
He doesn’t strike out a lot of batters (20%), but he also limits walks (5.8%) and home runs (1.39 HR/9), and on a team that has had to run out Matt Moore, Chase Anderson and Vince Velasquez with regularity that would make Metamucil blush in jealousy, Tyler Anderson will be a welcome addition.
The prospects that the team gave up in the deal aren’t part of their top tier.
They were 30 and 31 on my rankings. Hernandez is like 93-94 T96 with solid control, low-A back end starter type. Gutierrez took a big step forward good approach, solid power and contact, probably a backup. Both are Rule 5 eligible. https://t.co/IZq1HN4uU9— Matt Winkelman (@Matt_Winkelman) July 27, 2021
We’ll have more on this deal later on, but for now, good for Fuld and Dombrowski for addressing an issue with the team.