The Brewers have signed right-hander Chase Anderson to a two-year extension that includes club options for 2020 and 2021, according to a team announcement. The deal guarantees $11.75 million and can max out at $31.35 million over four years, according to FanRag’s Jon Heyman and MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy.
Anderson will earn $4.25 million in 2018 and $6 million 2019 before the options ($8.5 million or $500k buyout for 2020 and $9.5 million or $500k buyout) for 2021 kick in.
Anderson gets $1M bonus, $4.25M in '18, $6M in '19.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) October 26, 2017
Club options $8.5M in '20, $9.5M in '21. $500K buyouts of each.
Anderson was already under club control as a Super Two player through the end of 2020, so the new deal gives Milwaukee one additional year of control in 2021.
Anderson, who turns 30 next month, had a career year for the Brewers in 2017, posting a 2.74 ERA and 8.5 K/9 in 25 starts. He was sidelined for the end of the season due to shoulder trouble and will miss some time next season after undergoing shoulder surgery in September.
Anderson is a veteran of four major-league seasons and owns a career 3.87 ERA in that time. He is expected to be a mainstay in the Brewers’ rotation for years to come alongside Zach Davies, Brent Suter, Brandon Woodruff and Jimmy Nelson.
Anderson joins Ryan Braun as the only two Brewers with long-term commitments. Braun’s deal runs through 2020 and includes a mutual option for 2021.