Cody Andrew Anderson (born September 14, 1990) is a former American professional baseball pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball (MLB). Anderson was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 17th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign and returned to college. Subsequently, he was selected and signed by the Cleveland Indians in the 14th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.
The Indians then turned him into a starting pitcher. That season, he made his professional career debut with the Mahoning Valley Scrap Team. Anderson pitched for the Lake County captain for the 2012 season. He completed the 4-7 season with an average score of 3.20, with 72 strikeouts out of 98+1⁄3 innings cast in 24 games.
Anderson started the 2013 season with the Carolina Mud Cats and ended the season with the Akron Airlines. He ended the year with an average scoring of 2.65. In 26 starts, he completed 122 strikeouts in 136 innings.
Because of his performance, he won the Bob Feller Award, as the Indians’ best minor league pitcher, and is the Carolina League’s best pitcher of the year. After the 2014 season, the Indians added Anderson to their 40-man roster. On June 21, 2015, Anderson made his MLB debut against the Tampa Bay Rays. He played 7+2⁄3 innings, 4 strikeouts and 1 BB. On June 29, 2015, Anderson completed his second career start against the Tampa Bay Rays.
He played a perfect game in 6+1⁄3 innings until former Indian Grady Seizmore hit a home run. Anderson and the Indians won the game with a score of 7-1, and Anderson pitched 8 innings, won 1 inning, struck out, and hit twice. On July 9, 2015, Anderson played 6+2⁄3 innings and handed the home run to Hank Conger of the Houston Astros. He started the third inning with a strikeout and won the second game of his career. competition. In Cleveland’s 15 starts, he scored 7-3 in 91+1⁄3 innings with an average score of 3.05.