It’s wait-and-see for Anderson’s next start

Brett Anderson doesn’t know yet if he’ll be able to make his next start Wednesday against Boston in Fenway Park.

The A’s left-handed starting pitcher does know that he’s not feeling the kind of pain he’d experienced after limping off the field with a sprained right ankle after the first inning of Friday’s 8-3 loss to the Rays.

“I’m feeling better about it today,’’ Anderson said. “I’m getting around OK.’’

Anderson didn’t stretch or take part with his A’s teammates in the pre-game workout Saturday in Tropicana Field. For the most part, he stood at the dugout steps and watched.

“The idea is to come in tomorrow and throw a little, maybe have a bullpen session,’’ the lefty said. “We should know then about the next start.’’

Anderson wasn’t as depressed Saturday as he’d been Friday, when he said his season so far has been talking about injuries and not about pitching. At the same time, he was taking a little of the blame on himself that reliever Evan Scribner was sent down Saturday and Jesse Chavez was called up.

Scribner was the first man out of the bullpen Friday, and after 65 pitches, he was done. He would have been unable to pitch for at least a couple of days, and the A’s couldn’t afford that shortage, so he was sent down to Triple-A Sacramento.

“If it wasn’t for me, he wouldn’t have been sent down,’’ Anderson said. At the same time, “that’s baseball.’’

John Hickey

A longtime baseball writer three years into in his second go-round covering to the Oakland A's beat after a dozen years covering the Seattle Mariners. Covered the A's through the late 1980s and 1990s.