Arm injury to keep Anderson off mound
Oakland Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson will not throw for two weeks due to a left arm injury.
Oakland manager Bob Geren said Wednesday that Anderson has a strained flexor. Anderson, on the 15-day disabled list, underwent a contrast MRI exam Tuesday.
Anderson is 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA in four starts this season. He agreed to $12.5 million, four-year contract on April 16 that includes team options for 2014 and 2015. The total value of the deal could reach $31 million.
Geren is expected to name Anderson's replacement in the rotation on Thursday.
Also, Oakland catcher Kurt Suzuki was in the original lineup for Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay, but was scratched after batting practice. He hasn't played since last Friday because of left side soreness.