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The Dodgers sign Garret Anderson

http://twitter.com/dylanohernandez/status/9954309785

 

Via Dylan Hernandez's twitter:

The Dodgers have agreed to a minor-league deal with Garret Anderson.

Personally, I do not understand this signing. With the signings of Reed Johnson, Brian Giles and the presence of Jason Repko, this doesn't make sense. With the assumption that Anderson won't go to the minors, this deal is out of the blue.

 

From MLBTR:

Anderson, 37, hit .268/.303/.401 in 534 plate appearances with the Braves last season. The good news is that he held his own with a .714 OPS against lefties. The bad news is, he only posted a .701 OPS against righties.

With his fielding now subpar- UZR/150 had him at 16.5 runs below average in left field in 2009- he is strictly backup material.

 

 

The only positive I could think is either a platoon or he was signed to be a clubhouse presence.

 

Update:

From MLBTR via Jon Heyman's Twitter account, Heyman says that Anderson has an out clause. Dylan Hernandez also gives us the value if Anderson makes the MLB team:

10:00pm: SI.com's Jon Heyman tweets that Anderson has an out clause in his contract if he's not called up to the majors by a certain date. Dylan Hernandez tweets that Anderson will earn $550K if he makes the major league roster.
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