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Brewers sign pitcher Chase Anderson to a 2-year contract through the 2019 season

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers signed right-handed pitcher Chase Anderson to a two-year contract through the 2019 season — with club options for 2020 and 2021.

ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 29: Chase Anderson #57 of the Milwaukee Brewers delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on September 29, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

A news release issued by the Brewers on Thursday morning, October 26th says:

“Signing Chase to a multi-year contract furthers our strategy to acquire, develop and retain talent throughout our organization,” said Stearns. “Chase’s 2017 performance elevated his stature in the game and demonstrated that he has the capability to lead a rotation. Since he arrived in Milwaukee, Chase has been a model contributor to our community both on and off the field. We are happy for him and his family and look forward to Chase’s contributions for years to come.”

Anderson went 12–4 with a 2.74 ERA in 25 starts for the Brewers in 2017. He set career highs for wins and strikeouts (133) and tied his career high with 13 quality starts. Anderson has gone 17–5 with a 2.69 ERA over his last 37 starts dating back to July 25, 2016. His ERA since that date ranks fourth in the Major Leagues among starting pitchers (minimum 35 starts).

Anderson was acquired from Arizona as part of a five-player trade on January 30, 2016. He owns a career record of 36–28 with a 3.87 ERA in 104 games (103 starts) with Arizona (2014–15) and Milwaukee (2016-current). He is 21–15 with a 3.59 ERA in 56 games (55 starts) as a Brewer.