Tyler Anderson Signs 3-Year Contract With Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels announced the signing of Tyler Anderson to a three-year, $39 million contract. His deal was finalized one day after Anderson rejected the qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

It would have paid the left-hander a higher average annual value at $19.65 million, but that would have kept Anderson under contract for just one season. Instead, he received a larger overall guarantee with the Angels.

Anderson put himself in position to sign a multi-year contract after an impressive season with the Dodgers. He signed a one-year, $8 million contract during Spring Training without a clearly defined role but eager to contribute in any capacity.

The 32-year-old began the season in the bullpen but made just two appearances a piggyback to Tony Gonsolin before being needed in the starting rotation because of an Andrew Heaney injury.

Anderson took hold of the starting job and went on to finish 15-5 with a 2.57 ERA and 1.00 WHIP across 30 games (28 starts). Anderson earned a first career All-Star Game selection, though didn’t pitch in the exhibition at Dodger Stadium.

The former first-round draft made his MLB debut with the Colorado Rockies in 2016, and has additionally pitched for the San Francisco Giants (2020), Pittsburg Pirates (2021) and Seattle Mariners (2021).

With the Angels, Anderson rounds out their five-man starting rotation as they explore the potential of needing six pitchers to account for Shohei Ohtani being on the mound and a designated hitter.

Because Anderson rejected the qualifying offer from the Dodgers, they will receive a compensation pick after the fourth round of the 2023 MLB Draft. The Angels lost their second-round pick in next year’s Draft in order to sign Anderson.

Dodgers reportedly had limit with Tyler Anderson contract offer

Despite interest from the Dodgers in re-signing Anderson, they reportedly were not willing to add a third year to their contract offer.

That presumably is tied to the wealth of pitching prospects in the organization, but the Dodgers face a pressing need for starters in 2023.

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