September 19, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin (6), catcher Derek Norris (36) and the trainer check on starting pitcher Brett Anderson (49) after he gets injured during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
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The Oakland A's are one of the best stories in baseball, and left-handed starting pitcher Brett Anderson was one of the best stories on one of the best stories in baseball. Anderson had recently returned from Tommy John surgery, and he immediately returned to being one of the better young starters in the game.
Anderson out for rest of regular season. #Athletics— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 20, 2012
Slusser goes on to quote Anderson saying he hopes to pitch in the postseason, even getting as specific as saying he'd like to come back and pitch in the Wild Card play-in game. That's up to his oblique, of course, but it's possible we haven't seen the last of Anderson this year.
The 24-year-old Anderson was the only pitcher in the A's rotation who wasn't a rookie, and he'll likely be replaced by Travis Blackley for the rest of the regular season.