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Lars Anderson | First Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Cubs signed 1B/OF Lars Anderson to a minor league contract.
Anderson spent the first couple months of last season at Triple-A with the White Sox, hitting an embarrassing .194/.302/.251 through 266 plate appearances before being released. He's still just 26, but the former top prospect has simply never progressed as hoped. Jan 24 - 1:17 PM

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White Sox released 1B/OF Lars Anderson.

Anderson, who was acquired from the Blue Jays at the end of spring training, was batting just .194/.302/.251 through 266 plate appearances with Triple-A Charlotte. The 25-year-old will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 04:54:00 PM

White Sox acquired 1B/OF Lars Anderson from the Blue Jays for cash considerations.

Anderson was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays last week. The 25-year-old will report to Triple-A Charlotte and could be an option for the major league bench at some point this summer.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 05:00:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned 1B/OF Lars Anderson to Triple-A Buffalo.

Anderson hit .357 with two home runs in 14 at-bats this spring in the Grapefruit League, but there simply isn't a place right now for him on Toronto's 25-man roster. He should be given a shot at some point this summer.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Blue Jays claimed 1B/OF Lars Anderson off waivers from the White Sox.

A former top prospect Anderson has been designated for assignment two times in the last month and is now in his fifth organization since last year's trade deadline. He'll try to win a spot on the Blue Jays' bench.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 01:54:00 PM

White Sox designated 1B/OF Lars Anderson for assignment.

Anderson was just claimed off waivers earlier this month, but the Sox decided they'd rather have Conor Gillaspie as a bench player. The former top prospect hit just .250/.353/.396 with nine homers and 59 RBI in 111 games between Boston's and Arizona's Triple-A affiliates in 2012.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:26:00 PM

White Sox claimed 1B/OF Lars Anderson off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

Anderson had been designated for assignment last week. The former top prospect hit just .250/.353/.396 with nine homers and 59 RBI in 111 games between Boston's and Arizona's Triple-A affiliates in 2012. He could win an Opening Day bench spot.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 02:37:00 PM

Diamondbacks designated 1B Lars Anderson for assignment.

Anderson hit just .250/.353/.396 with nine homers and 59 RBI in 111 games between Boston and Arizona's Triple-A affiliates in 2012. But he was considered a top prospect not long ago and could draw interest from other teams. The move was made to clear roster space following the Justin Upton trade, which involved seven total players.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 02:29:00 PM

Diamondbacks acquired 1B/OF Lars Anderson from the Indians in a three-team trade.

Once a top prospect, Anderson has fallen on hard times the last couple years. He batted just .250/.353/.396 with nine homers this past season at Triple-A and will likely wind up back in the minors to start 2013.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 09:56:00 PM

Indians recalled 1B-OF Lars Anderson from Triple-A Columbus.

Anderson's star has faded big-time over the last couple years, and he batted just .250/.353/.396 with nine homers this season at Triple-A. He could be in the mix for a bench job next spring.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 03:20:00 PM

Indians acquired OF Lars Anderson from the Red Sox for RHP Steven Wright.

Anderson has lost some of his luster as a prospect and was batting just .259/.359/.415 in 401 plate appearances this season for Triple-A Pawtucket. But he's only 24 years old and was once considered a top-notch talent.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 04:44:00 PM

Red Sox optioned OF Lars Anderson to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Anderson got just eight at-bats in his nine-day stay with the Red Sox and managed only one hit. The 24-year-old should be back up in the majors at some point this summer.
Tue, May 1, 2012 11:37:00 PM

Red Sox recalled 1B/OF Lars Anderson from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Anderson has worked in the outfield some this season for Pawtucket, offering Boston enough versatility to be comfortable with him replacing Jason Repko on the roster. Anderson posted a stellar .343/.425/.543 batting line this spring in the Grapefruit League, but he had just a .791 OPS in his second full season at Triple-A last year and is batting only .255/.358/.400 in 67 plate appearances for Pawtucket in 2012. At this point, he's only worth a look in deep AL-only leagues or keeper formats.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 07:05:00 PM

Red Sox optioned 1B Lars Anderson to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Anderson posted a stellar .343/.425/.543 batting line this spring in the Grapefruit League. But the Red Sox want him to get regular playing time, and it wouldn't have been available to him early this season in Boston.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 10:04:00 AM

Lars Anderson went 2-for-2 with a grand slam in Boston's 8-3 win over a Minnesota split-squad on Sunday.

The slam came off veteran right-hander Jason Bulger. Anderson would have been part of the A's messy first-base situation right now had last summer's Rich Harden trade gone through. Since Harden failed his physical, Anderson stayed with Boston, though he likely remains available in trade talks. He's set to return to Triple-A Pawtucket unless something changes.
Sun, Mar 4, 2012 05:17:00 PM

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2John Baker
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2B1Darwin Barney
2Arismendy Alcantara
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Mike Olt
LF1Junior Lake
CF1Emilio Bonifacio
2Ryan Sweeney
3Chris Coghlan
RF1Nate Schierholtz
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PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5James McDonald
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4James Russell
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Justin Grimm
8Brian Schlitter
9Blake Parker
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