Pitcher Grant Anderson was named to the Texas Rangers Divisional Series roster for their matchup against Tampa Bay after spending the last two months of the season in Triple-A.

You cannot have a better debut than Grant Anderson did versus the Detroit Tigers back on May 31st.


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The McNeese State alum whose funky side armed delivery he developed after his freshman season in college became the sixth pitcher since 1974 to strike out the first four hitters they faced in their career.

In total, Anderson struck out seven of the eight batters he faced after entering the game with a one-run lead and the tying run on second base. June was a solid first month in the Majors for Anderson, allowing only a .204 batting average against in 15 innings with an ERA of 3.60.

However, over the next two months he struggled to miss bats and whether it be by missing locations or some untimely placed bloop hits, Anderson’s numbers inflated after some rough outings.


Anderson, whose twin brother Aidan pitches for the Rangers Double-A team in Frisco, was sent down to the Rangers Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock, Texas at the end of August to work on execution, tweak his delivery and improve on making quicker adjustments during at-bats.


There, he finished the final month of the year with a 3.12 ERA in 8.2 innings.  He added 12 strikeouts and only four walks while giving up a .250 batting average against.


Anderson adds value to a Rangers bullpen that was one of the worst in the Majors in 2023. Relievers blew 33 saves which was three more than the 30 they converted and had an ERA of 4.77, the seventh highest in baseball.

Look to see Anderson as one of the first options out of the bullpen for manager Bruce Bochy, as well as for him to come in the game with runners on base when the team needs a double play. The Rangers blanked the Rays 4-0 in Game 1 of their American League Wild Card series. 


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