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Garret Anderson | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (45) / 6/30/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 1990 / Rd. 4 (0) / LAA

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Garret Anderson has retired from baseball.
Anderson will make it all official Tuesday at a press conference. The 38-year-old outfielder compiled a .293/.324/.461 career batting line, 2,529 hits and 289 home runs over 17 major league seasons. He was named to three All-Star teams and finished with MVP votes three different years. Tue, Mar 1, 2011 01:50:00 PM

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Dodgers designated OF Garret Anderson for assignment.

With a .181 batting mark over 155 at-bats, it's pretty clear the 38-year-old doesn't have anything left. Jay Gibbons had his contract purchased from Triple-A to replace Anderson on the roster.
Sun, Aug 8, 2010 01:54:00 PM

Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times writes that the Dodgers could designate Garret Anderson for assignment when Reed Johnson is ready to come off the disabled list.

Anderson is a respected veteran, but it's hard to argue with Dilbeck's premise. The 38-year-old outfielder is batting a meager .178/.193/.274 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 135 at-bats this season. Dilbeck writes that the Dodgers could be forced to make a decision when Reed Johnson is eligible to come off the disabled list later this month.
Fri, Jul 16, 2010 09:46:00 AM

Garret Anderson went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Reds, dropping his average to .165.

Can't Anderson join Darin Erstad in announcing his retirment? Maybe a show of solidarity? Let's see if we can't get Scott Spiezio involved, too.
Thu, Jun 17, 2010 03:39:00 PM

Garret Anderson plated Matt Kemp with a single in the 14th inning as the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 1-0 in extra innings for a second straight day Wednesday.

The Dodgers have pitched 24 scoreless innings against Arizona over the last 24 hours, and the reeling Diamondbacks have now lost 10 straight. Anderson's single to center barely dropped in front of a diving Chris Young, giving him his first hit in his last 11 at-bats. He's hitting just .157 in 83 at-bats this season.
Wed, Jun 2, 2010 07:32:00 PM

Garret Anderson has been awarded a spot on the Dodgers' bench.

Anderson, 38 in June, hit a disappointing .268/.303/.401 with 13 home runs, and 61 RBI in 496 at-bats last season for the Braves, but he is 9-for-26 (.346) this spring with three RBI. Doug Mientkiewicz was left in the dust by the decision and is deciding whether to accept an assignment to Triple-A.
Sat, Mar 27, 2010 08:19:00 PM

Garret Anderson, who was signed to a minor league contract last week, is currently working out at first base.

Anderson has never appeared at first base in the majors, but the versatility would help his chances of finding his way back on a major league roster. "We'll see where this goes," Anderson said. "I've got an opportunity here and I'll try to make the most of it." The 37-year-old is currently about a week away from game action.
Tue, Mar 9, 2010 04:46:00 PM

Dodgers signed OF Garret Anderson to a minor league contract.

Anderson, 38 in June, hit a disappointing .268/.303/.401 with 13 home runs, and 61 RBI in 496 at-bats last season for the Braves. He will serve as a backup corner-outfielder and late-innings pinch-hitter if he lands on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster. Not a terrible addition.
Wed, Mar 3, 2010 10:13:00 PM

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers have agreed to a minor league contract with Garret Anderson.

A quality addition for the Dodgers, who have been borderline disappointing this offseason. Anderson, 38 in June, batted .268/.303/.401 with 13 home runs, and 61 RBI in 496 at-bats last season for the Braves. He has an 808 OPS against right-handers over the course of his 16-year career.
Wed, Mar 3, 2010 09:46:00 PM

The Braves and Reds could be in the mix for free agent outfielder Garret Anderson, according to's Jon Heyman.

The Reds would seem to be done with their outfield shopping after signing Jonny Gomes Monday, but maybe not. Anderson, who turns 38 in June, batted .268/.303/.401 with 13 home runs, and 61 RBI last season for the Braves. A poor defender with a rapidly declining bat is not a good recipe for even a fourth outfielder, especially with better options still available, but perhaps agent Scott Boras can convince a team otherwise.
Mon, Feb 22, 2010 04:57:00 PM

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers have been in contact with agent Scott Boras in regards to free agent outfielder Garret Anderson.

Anderson, who turns 38 in June, batted .268/.303/.410 with 13 home runs, 61 RBI and a 705 OPS last season. If signed, he would be the team's fourth outfielder. Rating poor with defensive metrics, this means that Jason Repko and Xavier Paul would compete to be the team's fifth outfielder and backup center fielder.
Sat, Jan 30, 2010 05:31:00 PM

Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Dodgers have interest in free agent Garret Anderson, among others, as a potential fourth outfielder.

The Dodgers figured to add a veteran outfielder to the mix and should be able to find a reasonable bargain in the coming weeks. Anderson, 37, batted .268/.303/.410 with 13 home runs, 61 RBI and a 705 OPS last season, mediocre production for a player who brings little to the table defensively. Once the Dodgers secure a fourth outfielder, Jason Repko and Xavier Paul are expected to battle it out for one spot.
Thu, Jan 28, 2010 11:05:00 AM

Garret Anderson went 0-for-5 on Sunday to finish the series against the Reds 1-for-12 with three strikeouts.

That month of July was nice, but Anderson has been a terrible liability of late. Since the beginning if August, he's hit .244 with six extra-base hits and five walks in 119 at-bats. Driving in runs was always his forte, but he has just 51 RBI in 402 at-bats this year, and he's certainly not making up for it with his defense or on-base skills. The Braves never should have signed him in the first place.
Sun, Sep 6, 2009 05:57:00 PM

Garrett Anderson went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI as the Braves topped the Phillies 9-1 on Saturday night.

Anderson and the rest of the Braves starters somehow figured out the Phillies' Cliff Lee. Four home runs were blasted, 14 total hits were tallied, and the Braves escaped with a huge win over a division rival. Anderson is batting .292 this season with 12 home runs and 50 RBI.
Sat, Aug 29, 2009 11:20:00 PM

Garret Anderson is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

Anderson missed the last three contests with a lower back strain.
Tue, Aug 25, 2009 04:18:00 PM

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C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Chris Taylor
2Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Max Muncy
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Walker Buehler
7Ross Stripling
8Brock Stewart
9Julio Urias
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Josh Fields
4Tony Cingrani
5Scott Alexander
6Tom Koehler
7J.T. Chargois
8Daniel Hudson
9Erik Goeddel