The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to extend a qualifying offer to left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson, according to a club announcement on Friday afternoon.
The Dodgers will make the one-year, $15.8MM qualifying to the young left-hander, as per a report from ESPN's Mark Saxson.
Earlier this month, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported that the club was likely to talk extension with Anderson, who enjoyed a rather pleasant 2015 season. Anderson faces a tough decision as he has a week to decide whether he wants to accept or decline this qualifying offer.
Anderson has had trouble staying on the field as he has dealt with shoulder problems, which could play a factor in the clubs decision to sign him long-term if he doesn't accept the qualifying offer.
The veteran left-hander would ideally like a long-term deal as he feels he deserved it after showing what he can do on the bump in 2015, which was limiting runs and keeping the ball on the ground to match the others in the team's rotation like Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.
Anderson finished 2015 with a 3.69 ERA in 180.1 innings pitched while giving up 82 runs on 194 hits, 18 of those being home runs while striking out 116 hitters.
Over the past four seasons before coming to Los Angeles, Anderson threw just over 200 innings given his health problems which kept him on the bench and limiting his action.
Anderson is a former top prospect and was said to be one of the most promising young arms in baseball. Anderson really proved what he's got in 2015 having led the MLB with a ground-ball rate north of 66 percent, having had a full season with a clean slate of health. He doesn’t seem to miss many bats, but teams in smaller parks highly value the ground balls in which Anderson induces, which is sure to be one of many intriguing factors regarding the 27-year-old and his fantastic arm and concept of the game.