Report: Rockies will not trade pitcher Brett Anderson

Wednesday July 30th, 2014

The Colorado Rockies will not trade left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson, and he will make his scheduled start Wednesday night, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

The Rockies plan to pick up Anderson's $12 million option for 2015 or sign him to a longer deal, according to Rosenthal. 

The 26-year-old was traded to the Rockies from the Oakland Athletics back in December. He broke a finger on his pitching hand in April, returning to the rotation July 13. In his last two starts combined, he has given up six hits and one run in 13.1 innings, lowering his season ERA to 3.24. In 33.1 innings, Anderson has only surrendered one home run.

More: Contenders in Jon Lester sweepstakes? 

According to The Denver Post, the Kansas City Royals called Colorado inquiring about Anderson.

The Rockies are in last place in the NL West with a 43-63 record. 

- Molly Geary

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