Anderson made 35 throws on Thursday, 20 tosses from 60 feet and another 15 from 75 feet. When he finished his throws he spoke with pitching coach Curt Young, noting there were no issues, and signed some autographs and left the field. Anderson suffered the oblique strain during his start against the Detroit Tigers Sept. 19.
Oakland is being careful with Anderson, hoping he can return some point in the playoffs. Anderson won his first four starts after making his return to the rotation after Tommy John surgery left him shelved for over a year.