The Miami Marlins have some bad news: Brian Anderson could miss the remainder of the season after suffering a hand fracture.
It could be the premature end of Miami Marlins third basemen Brian Anderson’s season. Anderson was injured during Friday’s game in Miami against the Philadelphia Phillies when he was hit-by-a-pitch on the hand.
He stayed in the game and it was later revealed after the game by team officials that the third baseman/outfielder Brian Anderson suffered a fractured left fifth metacarpal, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com
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The expected recovery time for this specific injury is six-weeks, at a minimum, plus rehab assignments – which leagues would be over by the time Anderson is expected to be recovered for a rehab assignment. After the game, the twenty-eight-year-old acknowledged his injury puts him out for the remainder of the 2019 season.
In his third season in Major League Baseball, Anderson has posted a .261/.340/.468 slashing line with twenty home runs and sixty-five runs batted in. He ranked eighth in the National League in games played with 125 games played this season, ranked sixth with thirty-three doubles, and sixth in WPA with a 3.4 WPA.
Anderson is signed with Miami thru the 2019 season, signing a 1 year/$585K deal before the season. He exceeded his rookie limits during the 2018 season. He is eligible for arbitration in 2021, and free agency in 2024.
He made his MLB debut against the same team that ended his season early – the Philadelphia Phillies. Here’s to a healthy 2020 season for the young infielder/outfielder.