Anderson part of 12-man staff for A’s in ALDS

Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson is on the roster for the AL

division series against Detroit after missing the last couple weeks

of the regular season because of a strained right oblique.

Anderson has made only six starts this year – all between Aug.

21 and Sept. 19 – and went 4-2 with a 2.57 ERA. He missed most of

the season recovering from elbow surgery.

The Athletics have 12 pitchers, six infielders, five outfielders

and two catchers on their roster for the division series, which

starts Saturday night. Oakland reliever Pat Neshek, back with the

team after the death of his newborn son, is on the roster.

The A’s send rookie Jarrod Parker to the mound Saturday night

against Justin Verlander.