Brewers reportedly bringing back LHP Brett Anderson for a second season

Brett Anderson is back with Milwaukee.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Brewers re-signed the left-handed starter to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million.

Anderson started 10 games for the club in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. He went 4-4 with a 4.21 ERA. He allowed two or fewer earned runs in eight of his 10 outings, and made it to the sixth inning in five of his final seven starts.

Bringing Anderson back gives manager Craig Counsell another left-handed option for his starting rotation, joining Eric Lauer, who really struggled in his first season with the club, and Brent Suter.

Milwaukee’s pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Arizona later this week.