Tuesday Feb. 24, 2009
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves completed a $2.5 million, one-year contract with Garret Anderson on Tuesday after he passed a physical.
The 36-year-old Anderson had spent his entire 15-year career with the Los Angeles Angels, where he made three All-Star appearances and batted .300 or better seven times.
With his new team, the left-handed hitter will likely platoon in left field with Matt Diaz.
The Braves turned to Anderson after a deal for Ken Griffey Jr. fell through. Anderson batted .293 with 15 homers and 84 RBIs in 145 games last season and made $12 million.
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