Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Tyler Anderson was added Saturday to the National League roster for Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium, replacing San Francisco Giants left-hander Carlos RodÃ³n, who has developed a blister and split fingernail on his pitching hand.
The All-Star selection is the first for the 32-year-old Anderson, who is in his seventh season in the majors. Anderson was signed by the Dodgers as a free agent March 18 after completing last season with the Seattle Mariners.
Anderson made two relief appearances to start the season, then moved into the starting rotation April 23 after Andrew Heaney was placed on the injured list because of left shoulder discomfort. After a no decision in his first start, Anderson won six of his next seven starts with one no decision.
Anderson’s 10 victories are tied for fourth-most in MLB and are a career high, erasing his previous high of seven, set in 2018 when he pitched for Colorado and matched last season, which he split between Pittsburgh and Seattle.
The addition of Anderson gives the Dodgers five All-Stars, joining fellow pitchers Tony Gonsolin and Clayton Kershaw, outfielder Mookie Betts and shortstop Trea Turner. The five All-Stars are the second-most in the National League, trailing Atlanta, which has six.