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The Oakland Athletics know they will have to win at least two games in Oakland when they return home. They are currently playing Game Two of the American League Division Series in Detroit, and the Tigers lead the series 1-0. Oakland will hopefully have a bit of a boost, though, in the form of Brett Anderson.
Jane Lee of MLB.com shared via Twitter Oakland's plans for their young lefty pitcher.
Melvin says he would like to pitch Anderson in Game 3 but wants to wait until tomorrow to make announcement as he keeps eye on his health.
— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) October 7, 2012
Anderson underwent Tommy John surgery last year but was able to return in August of this year. He pitched well in his return, but he ended straining his oblique and hasn't pitched since September 19th. The A's hope he will be able to return to form and help them move on to the American league Championship Series.
Anderson has a 2.57 ERA this season in six starts he was able to make. The 24-year old is in his fourth season with Oakland. The Diamondbacks were the ones who actually drafted him. They took Anderson in the second round of the 2006 draft. He has a career 3.57 ERA.
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