Report: Anderson trade to Phillies on hold due to issue with Pirates player
The reported trade sending left-hander Tyler Anderson from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Philadelphia Phillies is being held up by an issue with one of the two players headed to the Pirates, a source told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
The issue may be medical, Rosenthal notes, but its nature has not been disclosed. It's unclear where talks stand between the two clubs.
The Phillies had agreed to acquire Anderson in exchange for right-hander Cristian Hernandez and catcher Abrahan Gutierrez, sources told Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Anderson owns a 4.35 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 86 strikeouts over 103 1/3 innings (18 starts) for the Pirates this season. The 31-year-old joins a Philadelphia team that sits 3 1/2 games behind the New York Mets for first in the NL East.
Hernandez was the No. 29-ranked prospect in the Phillies' minor-league system, according to MLB Pipeline. The 20-year-old posted a 3.49 ERA over 65 2/3 innings in Single-A. Gutierrez, 21, has hit five homers with an .849 OPS over 48 games at the same level.
The Pirates also traded All-Star Adam Frazier to the San Diego Padres on Sunday.