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Dean Anna | Second Baseman | #65

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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Phillies acquired INF Dean Anna from the White Sox.
Anna went 0-for-4 this spring in the Cactus League. He's put up decent numbers in the minor leagues and can play all over the diamond defensively, but the 31-year-old is doubtful to make a significant impact with Philly. Anna will presumably open the 2018 season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Mar 28 - 3:54 PM

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White Sox signed INF Dean Anna to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Anna spent the entire 2017 campaign with the Triple-A affiliate of the Royals, batting .285/.364/.376 with five home runs and six stolen bases in 112 games. The 31-year-old utility infielder has logged just 26 career plate appearances at the major league level, all between the 2014-2015 seasons.
Jan 23 - 5:13 PM

Royals signed INF Dean Anna to a minor league contract.

Anna was released by the Cardinals in September after batting just .266/.344/.341 with two home runs and four stolen bases over 383 plate appearances at Triple-A Memphis. The 30-year-old utilityman will function as organizational depth for Kansas City in 2017.
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 03:48:00 PM

Cardinals released INF Dean Anna.

Anna cleared waivers after being designated for assignment but the Cards have decided to cut him loose. He batted .266/.344/.341 with two homers for Triple-A Memphis this season.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 08:41:00 AM

Cardinals designated INF Dean Anna for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Anna batted .266/.344/.341 with two homers for Triple-A Memphis this season.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 10:26:00 AM

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.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 09:11:00 AM

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

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