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Brett Anderson reportedly has 1-year agreement with Cubs

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LHP limited by injuries to 4 games in 2016

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Former Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson has a new home, reportedly coming to terms with the Cubs on a one-year contract, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

The deal is worth $3.5 million with incentives that could take the total up to $10 million, per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The deal is pending a physical, which given Anderson’s injury history is no small feat.

Anderson was plagued by injuries in 2016, limited to just four games and three starts after missing nearly five months after surgery to repair a bulging disc in his back. The left-hander also missed time with a mild left wrist sprain as well as a blister on his left hand.

When he did pitch, Anderson posted an 11.91 ERA, allowing 15 runs on 25 hits in 11⅓ innings.

Anderson made $15.8 million in 2016, one of the first trio to accept a qualifying offer in the four years of the format. Anderson was coming off a strong one-year deal in 2015, betting on himself then posting career highs in starts (31) and innings (180), his first healthy season in years.

Rather than join a flooded pitching free agent market — eight pitchers signed deals worth at least $70 million last winter — Anderson chose to bet on himself one more time, with a much weaker pitching market looming this offseason.

Anderson turns 29 in February.

He is the sixth of the Dodgers’ nine major league free agents to sign a 2017 contract, including the Dodgers re-signing Rich Hill, Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen. A seventh free agent to sign elsewhere was Louis Coleman, who inked a minor league deal with Cincinnati after getting non-tendered by the Dodgers on Dec. 2.

Joe Blanton, J.P. Howell and Chase Utley remain free agents.

Dodgers 2016-2017 free agents

Pos Player 2017 team Contract
Pos Player 2017 team Contract
CL Kenley Jansen Dodgers 5 years, $80 million
3B Justin Turner Dodgers 4 years, $64 million
OF Josh Reddick Astros 4 years, $52 million
LHP Rich Hill Dodgers 3 years, $48 million
RHP Jesse Chavez Angels 1 year, $5.75 million
RHP Joe Blanton Nationals 1 year, $4 million*
SP Brett Anderson Cubs 1 year, $3.5 million
LHP J.P. Howell Jays 1 year, $3 million
2B Chase Utley Dodgers 1 year, $2 million
RHP Louis Coleman Reds minor league deal
*pending physical