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Dean Anna | Shortstop | #65

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Ball State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 26 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals optioned INF Dean Anna to Triple-A Memphis; re-assigned C Carson Kelly, LHP Austin Gomber and RHPs Deck McGuire and Jeremy Hefner to minor league camp
Anna is a depth infielder who stood little chance of cracking the Opening Day roster. St. Louis' addition of Ruben Tejada moved him down further on the depth chart. Mar 20 - 9:11 AM

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Cardinals optioned INF Dean Anna to Triple-A Memphis.

He managed just one pinch-hitting appearance during his brief time with the big club. Anna will go back to being Memphis' regular shortstop.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Cardinals recalled INF Dean Anna from Triple-A Memphis.

Anna failed to make the Cardinals' roster out of spring training after a rough showing in Grapefruit League play, but he is needed now for the bench with Randal Grichuk (back) heading to the disabled list. Anna can play all around the diamond defensively. He carries no fantasy relevance in a utility role.
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Cardinals optioned INF Dean Anna to Triple-A Memphis.

The 28-year-old was expected to secure a reserve infielder job on the team's Opening Day roster, but hit a paltry .200 (4-for-20) with no homers and three RBI in Grapefruit League play. He'll function as organizational depth at Triple-A, and should be called upon at some point during the season.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 05:38:00 PM

Cardinals signed INF Dean Anna to a one-year contract.

The Cardinals have added Anna to their 40-man roster. The 27-year-old appeared in 12 games with the Yankees this season and batted just .207/.325/.308 over 65 games in Triple-A this year, but St. Louis has secured him as infield depth.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 03:35:00 PM

Pirates sent INF Dean Anna outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

He had been designated for assignment but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. Anna has hit just .136/.200/.318 over 12 games in the majors this season.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 08:21:00 AM

Pirates designated INF Dean Anna for assignment.

The move clears a roster spot for Jayson Nix. Anna had been claimed off waivers from the Yankees last month and could draw interest again.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 11:18:00 AM

Pirates claimed INF Dean Anna off waivers from the Yankees.

The 27-year-old struggled during his cup of coffee with the Yankees earlier this season, slashing a mere .136/.200/.318 in his 25 plate appearances. He'll function as organizational depth for the Pirates.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Yankees designated INF Dean Anna for assignment.

Anna hit .136/.200/.318 in 25 plate appearances with the Yankees earlier this season. The 27-year-old will likely pass through waivers and head back to Triple-A.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Yankees optioned INF Dean Anna to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Anna was sent out in order for the Yankees to add some bullpen depth. The 27-year-old made the Opening Day roster and hit .136 (3-for-22) with one home run and one double in 12 games.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 04:25:00 PM

Dean Anna hit his first major league home run Thursday against the Red Sox.

It was a blast to right field off Clay Buchholz. Anna drew his second start at second base in place of Brian Roberts tonight. He's also started at shortstop once. His playing time will remain pretty limited as long as Roberts and Derek Jeter stay healthy.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 10:45:00 PM

Dean Anna made the Yankees' Opening Day roster as a utility infielder.

Anna, 27, batted just .262 this spring but did enough to impress Yankees manager Joe Girardi. The Yanks still have one more decision to make on backup infielders before setting their roster.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 10:02:00 PM

Dean Anna went 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored in the Yankees' 9-6 defeat of an Astros split-squad on Saturday.

The 27-yearold Anna looked like he might make the Yankees when he was acquired from the Padres in November, but that was before the team re-signed Brendan Ryan and brought in Kelly Johnson, Brian Roberts and Scott Sizemore. Now it'll probably take an injury to someone ahead of him to give him a shot. He's 5-for-13 so far this spring.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 05:44:00 PM

Yankees acquired 2B Dean Anna from the Padres for RHP Ben Paullus.

The clubs pulled off the transaction on Wednesday. Anna, who turned 26 earlier this month, posted an impressive .331 batting average and .892 OPS in 2013 for Triple-A Tuscon. A lefty swinger and right-handed thrower, Anna could potentially fill a backup infielder role in the Bronx as soon as the 2014 season. The Yankees added him to the 40-man roster.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 01:02:00 PM

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