Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes joined the Access SportsNet LA panel earlier this week to talk about all things Dodgers from Julio Urias’ spectacular season to the return of future hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw.
Of the many topics Barnes discussed, he touched on Tyler Anderson’s departure to the Angels. The long-time Dodgers catcher said that Anderson will be missed in LA.
“Yeah TA was great, man. Real sad when he went to the Angels but really happy for him at the same time,” Barnes said. “He was a good teammate, man. He showed up every day. Works really, really hard. And he ate up innings like you said. He went out there and he got outs … He took the ball a lot and he had a career year and it was really, really exciting for him to see all that payoff and all his hard work because you see it behind the scenes. And we played against him for so long we really didn’t know who he was as a teammate and everything like that. But, yeah, he’ll be missed for sure.”
Earlier this week, LA lost their southpaw, Tyler Anderson, to the Anaheim Angels. The news released on Tuesday that Anderson would sign a three-year $39 million deal with the neighboring team in Orange County.
Anderson originally signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers in March which turned out to have great impacts on the team. The former first-round draft pick led the team in innings pitched during 2022 and earned his first All-Star appearance.
During his 30-game career Dodger blue, Anderson went 15-5 with a 2.57 ERA, 138 strikeouts, and 1.00 WHIP in 178.2 innings pitched.
TA’s career year paid off, as he earned his well-deserving contract with the Halos. We wish him the best in Orange County.
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