Anderson pitching in the majors for Miami
Former Mayville (N.D.) State pitcher Nick Anderson has made the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball roster, and the Crosby, Minn. native has appeared in three games so far this season.
Anderson played high school ball for Brainerd and pitched three seasons at St. Cloud State University before transferring to Mayville.
The 6-foot-5, 195-pound right-hander was drafted in Round 32 (995th overall) in 2012 by the Milwaukee Brewers but did not sign. He signed with the Twins as a minor league free agent out of an independent league Aug. 7, 2015.
He made his first appearance last Thursday, pitching ⅓ of an inning. He threw one scoreless inning on Saturday and another scoreless inning Monday.
Anderson pitched eight innings throughout spring training, giving up five hits and three earned runs while striking out ten with no walks. The 28-year-old managed to pick up a win over the spring, finishing 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in seven games.
Anderson spent last season with Triple-A Rochester in the International League and earned his first career All-Star selection. He went 5-2 with 3.38 ERA in 26 relief appearance prior to All-Star break, striking out 57 batters and holding opponents to .214 average.