Colorado Rockies decline $12 million option on left-handed starter Brett Anderson

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DENVER — The Colorado Rockies declined left-handed starter Brett Anderson's $12 million option for 2015 on Saturday.

The Rockies will pay Anderson a $1.5 million buyout, and he became a free agent.

Anderson went 1-3 with a 2.91 ERA in an injury-filled season, his first in Colorado after a five-year stay with the Oakland Athletics.

Anderson had two stints on the 60-day disabled list The first was with a fractured left index finger and the second with lower back problems. He ended up starting just eight games, finishing with 29 strikeouts and 13 walks.

Anderson is 27-32 with a 3.73 ERA in his career.

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