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Dean Anna | Second Baseman | #65

Team: Chicago White Sox
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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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Kevan Smith
3Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2Casey Gillaspie
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
3Dean Anna
SS1Tim Anderson
2Jose Rondon
3Jake Elmore
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
2Patrick Leonard
3Matt Skole
LF1Nick Delmonico
CF1Leury Garcia
2Charlie Tilson
3Adam Engel
4Luis Alexander Basabe
5Micker Adolfo
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Willy Garcia
3Eloy Jimenez
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Reynaldo Lopez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Lucas Giolito
6Hector Santiago
7Carson Fulmer
8Ian Clarkin
9Chris Volstad
Relief Pitcher
R1Nate Jones
2Joakim Soria
3Juan Minaya
4Danny Farquhar
5Gregory Infante
6Aaron Bummer
7Thyago Vieira
8Jace Fry
9Jose Ruiz
10Jeanmar Gomez
11Rob Scahill
12Michael Ynoa
13Bruce Rondon