DENVER - Left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson is coming to the Colorado Rockies from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz and Minor League right-handed pitcher Chris Jensen. The Rockies are also walking away with the deal with some cash.
Two-time AL West champion Oakland had been looking to move Anderson, 25, who is due to make $8 million this season and has a $12 million contract option for 2015.
Anderson made a late-season stint as a reliever following an injury-shortened season in which he went 1-4 with a 6.04 in five starts and 16 appearances.
Anderson has a career record of 26-29 with a 3.81 ERA.
Pomeranz, also 25, spent the last year in Denver, Colorado Springs and Tulsa. He made 24 appearances during the season and went 8-6 with an ERA of 5.
Jensen, 23, pitched in Modesto during 2013. He has a 5-8 record with a 4.55 ERA.
This marked busy general manager Billy Beane's fourth trade in a week for the Athletics.