"It depends on what our needs are," Melvin said earlier this week. "We're keeping our options open, but we can get him back quicker in the bullpen, and that may be how we handle it to begin with."
Anderson threw 28 pitches on Tuesday before batting practice and participated in pitchers' fielding practice, and Melvin said his foot felt fine.
The next step of his return is reliant on how he performs and feels on Saturday.
Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.