Anderson is coming to Braves camp
A Major League source has confirmed that Garret Anderson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Braves. The veteran outfielder is expected to arrive in Florida to undergo a physical within the next two days and an official announcement could come on Tuesday.
While Anderson doesn’t possess the power that he did earlier in his career, he certainly provides the more power potential than Brandon Jones, who might have platooned with Matt Diaz in left if the Braves hadn’t gained the veteran outfielder that they’ve been seeking.
As opposed to their plans for Ken Griffey Jr., Anderson might not necessarily be used in a platoon role in left field. He hit .293 with a .774 OPS against right-handed pitchers last year and .290 with a .704 OPS against left-handers.
During his career, Anderson has hit .299 with a .481 slugging percentage against right-handers and .291 with a .441 slugging percentage against left-handers.
- Mark Bowman