Brett Anderson injury: Athletics LHP on track for Wednesday start

Thearon W. Henderson

A's LHP Brett Anderson is on schedule to start Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Oakland Athletics left-handed starting pitcher Brett Anderson exited his last start early do to an ankle injury. While there were questions surrounding his status for his next start, A's manager Bob Melvin told reporters -- including Jane Lee of MLB.com -- that the team expects the southpaw to take the hill Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox.

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Anderson exited Friday night's contest against the Tampa Bay Rays due to a sprained ankle. He only lasted one inning, and there was concern that he would have to skip at least one start while recovering from injury.

However, Anderson told reporters yesterday that he's "good to go for Wednesday." Melvin reiterated the point, saying that "everything is on schedule" for the left-hander to face off against the Sox tomorrow.

Anderson threw a side session on Sunday, and he tested his ailing ankle with running drills. While he experienced slight discomfort, he says he otherwise feels good.

The A's ace is off to a rough start this season, posting an ugly 5.95 ERA over four starts. He's been hit hard while allowing 11 walks and registering 19 strikeouts over 19 2/3 innings pitched.

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