Veteran Starting Pitcher Opting Out of Rays' Minor League Contract
By Tyler Maher
For the second time this season, veteran starting pitcher Chase Anderson is opting out of a minor league contract.
The 34-year-old right-hander opened the season on a minor league deal with the Detroit Tigers, but opted out in mid-July. He signed another minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays on July 25, but is now opting out of that contract as well.
It seems the Rays did not have plans to promote Anderson, who went 3-0 with a 3.60 ERA in 10 appearances for their Triple-A affiliate. Tampa Bay currently holds the top Wild Card spot in the American League but is only half a game up on the surging Toronto Blue Jays.
With six weeks remaining in the regular season, Anderson will try to return to the majors with a different team. Anderson previously pitched in the big leagues from 2014-2021, going 56-46 with a 4.20 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 938 2/3 innings.