Anderson to return after All-Star break

Anderson to return after All-Star break

OAKLAND -- If all continues to go well with his rehab work, lefty Brett Anderson could be returning to Oakland's rotation shortly after the All-Star break, manager Bob Geren confirmed Wednesday.

Anderson, placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 4 with elbow tendinitis, is completing the first week of a rehab program that is expected to last a total of 30-35 days. He is up to a throwing distance of 160 feet off flat ground and will eventually begin a round of bullpen sessions before undergoing a Minor League rehab stint.