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Tampa Bay Rays activate pitcher Nick Anderson from 60-day IL

Sep 15, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN;  Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Nick Anderson (70) delivers a pitch against Toronto Blue Jays in the eighth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Rays activated right-hander Nick Anderson from the 60-day injured list Monday and optioned him to Triple-A Durham.

Anderson, 32, has been sidelined all season after undergoing surgery on his right elbow in October.

He has made nine appearances with Durham on a rehab assignment, going 1-0 with a 7.88 ERA across eight innings of relief.

Anderson is 7-6 with a 2.89 ERA and eight saves in 93 career bullpen appearances with the Miami Marlins (2019) and the Rays (2019-21).

To make room on the 40-man roster, Tampa Bay designated right-hander Phoenix Sanders for assignment.

Sanders, 27, made his MLB debut on April 14 and had no decisions and a 3.07 ERA in eight relief appearances.

–Field Level Media