He'll be competing with Brian Giles
and Doug Mientkiewicz for a left-handed pinch-hitting role with the team. With the Dodgers' outfield, you have to believe the number of at-bats he's gonna get is pretty slim. The 37-year-old hit .268/.303/.401 with the Braves in 2009
over a surprisingly large 534 plate appearances. It's not a bad deal for the Dodgers, and I would have to guess that at this point Anderson might just be the best fourth outfielder the Dodgers have at the moment, having paid little attention to the bench role jockeying in the offseason. It's kind of a surprise to see him go this late in the offseason, considering.
Update: MSTI slaps me out of my torpor, reminding me that Xavier Paul has the fourth OF job sewn up, or really, any of several different candidates. So this is really a puzzler.
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