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The Oakland A’s have traded LHP Brett Anderson to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for LHP Drew Pomenraz and minor league pitcher Chris Jensen.

Despite Anderson opening up the 2013 season as the starter, he ended the year in the bullpen after struggling, following a four-month stint in the disabled list with a stress right foot fracture. He finished the year with a 1-4 record and a 6.04 ERA in 16 games.

His best two seasons thus far were his first two years in the majors, posting an 11-11 mark and 4.06 ERA in 2009 and a 7-6 mark with a 2.80 ERA in 2010.

Pomeranz, a former first-round draft choice of the Cleveland Indians out of Ole Miss in 2010 (fifth overall), has a 4-14 record and 4.77 ERA in 34 career big league appearances, including 30 starts, with the Rockies in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was picked up by Colorado in a trade with Cleveland involving Ubaldo Jiminez prior to the 2011 season.

This past season, Pomeranz went 0-4 with a 6.38 ERA in eight games, including four starts, with the Rockies. He struck out 19 batters and walked 19 while allowing 25 hits in 21.2 innings.

Jensen posted a 19-12 record and 4.22 ERA in 61 minor league starts. Colorado’s sixth-round pick in the 2011 Draft out of the University of San Diego, he recorded a 5-8 mark and 4.55 ERA in 28 starts for Single-A Modesto last season.

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