Oakland Athletics starter Brett Anderson delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers on August 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics bring back pitcher Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson will return to Oakland once more.

The 31-year old left hander, who spent 2009-13 with the club, and returned last season, has signed a one-year major league contract for 2019, and will most likely return to the A’s starting rotation.

The A’s now boast three starters with substantial big-league experience, including late-season acquisition Mike Fiers (non-tendered, then re-signed), Marco Estrada and Anderson, with the possibility of re-signing Edwin Jackson, who Oakland is reportedly still talking to, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Sean Manaea — who is not expected to return from shoulder surgery until after the All-Star break — was placed on the 60-day injured list to make room for Anderson.

Last year Anderson made 17 appearances with Oakland — all starts — signed a minor league deal with the club last March, after a chance meeting with executive vice president Billy Beane at a health club in Phoenix. He went 4-5 with a 4.48 ERA, and despite missing two weeks with a minor forearm nerve strain, had a WAR of 0.5.

The deal includes $200k bonuses for each of 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 games started, in addition to a $1.5 million base, according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network.

During 2018, Anderson struck out 47 in 80 1/3 innings. For his career, Anderson has a 4.09 ERA and 592 strikeouts in 821 1/3 innings including time with Oakland (2009-’13), Colorado (2014), Los Angeles-NL (2015-’16), Chicago-NL (2017), Toronto (2017), and Oakland again (2018).

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