Former Brainerd Warriors pitcher Nick Anderson is in his third season in the major leagues as a relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Anderson made his 2021 debut Monday, Sept. 13, after being diagnosed at the end of spring training with a partially torn UCL and flexor tendonitis. The 31-year-old right-hander has spent the season on the 60-day injured list before being activated Sunday morning.
Anderson pitched a scoreless eighth inning. He gave up one hit and one walk and faced just five batters in the Rays 8-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.