A Baseball Weblog
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Per Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees have signed pitcher Brian Anderson to a minor league contract. As I read this, I thought to myself, "Brian Anderson .... the name sounds familiar ... but who is he?" Turns out, it's the same Brian Anderson who put up -0.1 WAR as a position player for the White Sox and Red Sox from 2005-2009. The same one that made this awesome catch to send the White Sox into the playoffs in 2008. But ... PITCHER? What's this about? I had been unaware of the fact that Anderson converted to pitching during the 2010 season while with Kansas City's Triple A affiliate after not making the club as an outfielder. And apparently, he's got pretty good stuff. According to Royals' manager Ned Yost, he's got a major league arm. He's hit 97 mph, and his "comfort zone is at 95." 2011 bullpen possibility?