Found April 19, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
PLAYERS: Yuniel Escobar
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
Brett Anderson lasted only an inning before he was jettisoned from the A’s loss to the Rays in Tampa Bay on Friday. Even though he gave up four runs on four hits in that time, Anderson’s getting the hook wasn’t performance related. The team announced the left-hander suffered a sprained ankle. From Susan Slusser: Anderson said he hurt his ankle on a pitch to Yunel Escobar, the final batter he faced. “I just landed a little wrong,” he said. He thought his stuff was better than his last time out, but, he said, “I’ve got to cut down on walks. I’m a notorious command guy. I’ve got to go back to the drawing board.” [...] He called it “depressing and embarrassing” that he has spent more time after his first four starts talking about injuries and on-field mishaps than his pitching, and, Anderson said of tonight, “I throw one inning and put the bullpen in jeopardy for the rest of the road trip. Not a great day overall.” Anderson, 25, throughout his career has piled up injuries at a worrisom
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