Thursday, January 15, 2015

White Sox sign Brian Anderson to a minor-league deal

Former White Sox first-round draft pick Brian Anderson hasn't played in a major league game since 2009. Heck, he hasn't played organized ball since a 2012 stint with the Somerset Patriots in the Independent League.

But the 15th overall pick in the 2003 draft is getting one more kick at the can in pro ball. Anderson has signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox, although sources say he will not get an invitation to big-league camp in spring training. His chances of ever playing a major league game at U.S. Cellular Field are a longshot.

Anderson, 32, batted .227 with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs over five major league seasons. He wasn't much of a hitter when he was 25 or 26 years old, so I see no reason to believe anything has changed. Frankly, this signing isn't good for much more than a January giggle.

Accordingly, we'll "Welcome Back" Anderson to the White Sox organization with the traditional video we use in these sorts of scenarios:

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