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Saturday, November 27, 2010

THAT Brian Anderson?

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? 

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