Brett Anderson to undergo season ending back surgery

The 2014 season has come to an end for Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Brett Anderson. On Thursday the left hander will undergo seaso-ending surgery to repair a disk in his lower back.

Dr. Chris Yeung will preform the surgery on Anderson in Arizona. With an estimated recovery time around five months, Anderson should be ready to go when spring training starts reports the Rockies website.

Anderson left a start against the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 5 with the injury. Treatment and rest were unable to provide much relief. He finishes the season with a 2.91 ERA in eight starts.

The Rockies own a $12 million club option on Anderson for the 2015 season with a $1.5 million buyout. Anderson made $8 million this season. He has made 30 starts just once in his MLB career. (2009)

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