Tyler Anderson Free Agency Rumors: Angels & Red Sox Showing Interest

Tyler Anderson is a free agent for the second consecutive season, but this time he is coming off a breakout 2022 campaign with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 32-year-old has proven throughout his career he is capable of being a quality innings-eater for a starting rotation, but the Dodgers helped him unlock more of his potential en route to a 2.57 ERA in 178.2 innings and his first career All-Star Game selection.

That success has put Anderson in position to land a multi-year deal worth a significant amount higher than the $8 million he earned this past season. It could come in the form of the qualifying offer for 2023, or a multi-year contract.

With free agency set to fully open on Thursday, the Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox have interest in Anderson, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network:

The Dodgers still need to make a decision on whether to offer Anderson the qualifying offer before the 2 p.m. PT deadline on Thursday. Although that salary may be more than the average annual value of a contract Anderson might sign, it would only be one year if he accepts it, which is beneficial to the team.

If Anderson receives the qualifying offer and declines it, the Dodgers would still be able to negotiate with him. And if he signs elsewhere, they would receive a compensation pick in the 2023 MLB Draft after the fourth round.

Anderson owns a career 4.16 ERA and 4.18 FIP across 802.1 innings with a 1.25 WHIP, 20.3% strikeout rate and 6.6% walk rate. In 2022, he posted career bests in innings pitched, ERA, FIP (3.31), WHIP (1.00), batting average against (.218), walk rate (4.8%), home runs per nine (0.71), and WAR (4.0).

Tyler Anderson lost Gold Glove Award to Max Fried

Atlanta Braves pitcher Max Fried won the 2022 Rawlings Gold Glove Award for National League pitchers for a third consecutive season, finishing ahead of Anderson and Corbin Burnes of the Milwaukee Brewers for the honor.

Anderson logged five defensive runs saved (DRS) in 178.2 innings, ahead of both Burnes (four in 202 innings) and Fried (three in 185.1 innings).

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