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After deal with Phils collapses, Pirates send Tyler Anderson to M's

Field Level Media
28 Jul 2021, 15:40 GMT+10

Left-handed starting pitcher Tyler Anderson, who appeared to be headed from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, instead wound up getting dealt to the Seattle Mariners.

The Pirates received two minor-leaguers, catcher Carter Bins and right-handed pitcher Joaquin Tejada.

Multiple media outlets reported earlier in the day that the Pirates had agreed to send Anderson to the Phillies in exchange for two second-tier prospects.

The Athletic and ESPN later reported that one of the two prospects failed his physical, thwarting the potential deal with Philadelphia and prompting Pittsburgh to send Anderson to Seattle.

Anderson was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Anderson, 31, went 5-8 with a 4.35 ERA in 18 starts this season for Pittsburgh. He is 27-35 with a 4.60 ERA in 104 career games (100 starts) for the Colorado Rockies (2016-19), San Francisco Giants (2020) and Pittsburgh.

"We see Tyler as a solid addition to our club," Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement. "He brings much needed depth to our rotation as we enter the final third of our schedule."

The Mets were also reportedly in pursuit of Anderson, who has pitched into the sixth inning in 11 of his 18 starts this year.

Bins, 22, hit a combined .244 with a .399 on-base percentage, a .433 slugging percentage, eight homers and 35 RBIs over a combined 51 games in high Class-A and Double-A this year. He was the Mariners' 11th-round pick in the 2019 draft.

Tejada, 18, had no record and a 7.20 ERA in two games (one start) for the Mariners' affiliate in the rookie-level Dominican Summer League this year.

--Field Level Media

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