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Report: Brewers bring back Brett Anderson on one-year deal

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The veteran is coming back for another year to compete for a spot in Milwaukee’s rotation

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Projection systems may love the Brewers’ pitching depth already, but you can never have too many arms — especially in a year where many pitchers may struggle to pitch as many innings as they have in years past.

That’s why it always made sense for the Brewers to bring back Brett Anderson for the right price, and with the veteran lefty’s market never really materializing in a long, cold offseason for many free agents, a predictable reunion is now close to being official, according to The Athletic. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan

Anderson was solid if unspectacular during the shortened 2020 season — at least when he was able to pitch. Knocked out of the rotation a couple times by flukey injuries, he finished the year with a 4.21 ERA that outperformed his peripheral stats, as it typically does.

Anderson figures to benefit from improved defense this year, with Lorenzo Cain returning to center field and Kolten Wong taking over at second base.