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Josh Anderson | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/10/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Braves signed OF Josh Anderson to a minor league contract.
Anderson was released by the Brewers last week. The 27-year-old outfielder has a .191/.217/.236 batting line in 89 at-bats between Triple-A Nashville (Brewers) and Triple-A Louisville (Reds) this season. Anderson batted .294/.338/.426 with with three home runs, 12 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 136 at-bats in a previous stint with the Braves during the 2008 season. He has been assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett. Tue, Jun 15, 2010 09:00:00 PM

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Reds released OF Josh Anderson.

Anderson was unable to land a spot on the Reds' Opening Day roster this spring and was batting just .125 with a 300 OPS in 41 plate appearances at Triple-A Louisville. The 27-year-old will seek employment elsewhere.
Tue, May 11, 2010 02:45:00 PM

Reds signed outfielder Josh Anderson to a minor league contract.

Anderson receives an invite to spring training. The former Astros prospect hit .240/.276/.304 in 118 games for the Tigers and Royals last season. He can play all three outfield positions and will have a decent chance of cracking Cincinnati's roster out of spring training.
Tue, Jan 5, 2010 05:03:00 PM

Royals non-tendered outfielder Josh Anderson.

Not that either is really a key part of a major league team, but we'd take Anderson over Mitch Maier without much hesitation. The former Astros prospect figures to take a minor league contract to compete for a bench spot with another team.
Sat, Dec 12, 2009 11:50:00 PM

Royals activated OF Josh Anderson.

Anderson had been with his wife for the birth of their first child. Anderson, acquired from the Tigers last week, was in uniform on Wednesday but he was not in the starting lineup.
Wed, Aug 5, 2009 09:36:00 PM

Dick Kaegel of MLB.com reports that Josh Anderson is "tentatively" scheduled to join the Royals on Wednesday.

Anderson, acquired from the Tigers last week, has been with his wife awaiting the arrival of their first child. He should have value in AL-only leagues once active.
Wed, Aug 5, 2009 03:25:00 PM

According to the Associated Press, Josh Anderson, who was acquired from the Tigers last week, could join the team on Wednesday.

He has been with his wife, awaiting the birth of their first child. Once Anderson arrives, he should be in line for some significant playing time with Jose Guillen on the sidelines. He has some value in AL-only leagues.
Mon, Aug 3, 2009 04:35:00 PM

Josh Anderson has yet to report to the Royals because his wife is on the verge of having a child.

"They're expecting the birth of their first child, a little boy I believe, and [Anderson] gets here when he gets here," manager Trey Hillman said Friday. "And when he gets here, we'll utilize him in the outfield. I'd like to see how he does in center, specifically." Anderson should see a decent amount of playing time while Jose Guillen (knee) is sidelined.
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 08:29:00 PM

Royals acquired OF Josh Anderson from the Tigers for cash considerations.

The Tigers designated Anderson for assignment last week. He hit just 242/.282/.315 with no home runs and 16 RBI in 165 at-bats with Detroit, but is only 26 and still holds a bit of promise. He should receive a decent amount of playing time while Jose Guillen (knee) is sidelined.
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 01:11:00 PM

Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse reports the Royals have acquired outfielder Josh Anderson from the Tigers for cash considerations.

Anderson was designated for assignment last week after hitting .242/.282/.315 with no home runs and 16 RBI in 165 at-bats with the Tigers. At 26, there's still some hope he can have a nice major league career.
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 12:45:00 PM

The Yankees are interested in acquiring outfielder Josh Anderson from the Tigers, according to Detroit manager Jim Leyland.

"It's a possibility," Leyland said. "They are interested. I think one other club is interested." Anderson was designated for assignment last week after batting .242/.282/.315 with no home runs and 16 RBI in 165 at-bats.
Source: mlive.com
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 09:39:00 PM

Tigers designated outfielder Josh Anderson for assignment.

Anderson, 26, hit .242/.282/.315 with no home runs and 16 RBI in 165 at-bats with the Tigers. He could definitely draw interest from other organizations.
Fri, Jul 24, 2009 10:36:00 AM

Josh Anderson left Friday's game after being hit in the arm by a Cliff Lee pitch.

The injury was listed as a right tricep contusion. He should be considered day-to-day. Anderson was giving Curtis Granderson the day off, but Granderson had to come in due to the injury. Anderson had notched a two-run single earlier in the game before exiting.
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 09:54:00 PM

Josh Anderson went 0-for-4 as the Tigers' leadoff man Thursday to drop his OBP to .289.

Anderson was over .400 for much of April, but he's been awful for the last five weeks and he should keep losing more playing time now that the Tigers have Marcus Thames back. He's just a fifth outfielder.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 07:47:00 PM

Josh Anderson went 4-for-5 and stole his 10th base as the Tigers' leadoff man on Wednesday.

He was also picked off once. Anderson hasn't capitalized on the absences of Carlos Guillen and Marcus Thames as hoped, but unlike Clete Thomas and Ryan Raburn, he's guaranteed to stick around once the Tigers get healthy.
Wed, May 27, 2009 05:04:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Phil Gosselin
3Jose Peraza
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kyle Kubitza
LF1Evan Gattis
2Ryan Doumit
3Zoilo Almonte
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Shelby Miller
4Alex Wood
5David Hale
6Tyrell Jenkins
7Williams Perez
8Yean Carlos Gil
9Chien-Ming Wang
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Jason Grilli
3David Carpenter
4James Russell
5Shae Simmons
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Jaime
8Chasen Shreve
9Jim Johnson
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Michael Kohn
12Ian Thomas
13Brandon Cunniff
14Donnie Veal