Pirates Sign Tanner Anderson to Minor League Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Tanner Anderson to a minor league deal. He was a 20th round draft pick of the Pirates in 2015, who made it to the majors in 2018, before being traded to the Oakland A’s after the season. Anderson was released by the A’s three weeks ago.

Anderson made six relief appearances for the Pirates in 2018, posting a 6.35 ERA in 11.1 innings. In 2019 for the A’s, he made five starts, putting up a 6.04 ERA in 22.1 innings. His pitched independent ball in 2020, then returned to the A’s this season and had a 3.60 ERA in 15 innings over 12 appearances in Triple-A. He should provide bullpen depth at Indianapolis.