Marlon Anderson May Be Released

According to Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News, Marlon Anderson's final game with the Mets may be tonight.  The team will need the roster spot for Livan Hernandez, who makes his Mets debut tomorrow.  If the Mets release Anderson, they'll have to assume his $1.15MM salary for '09 (minus $400K if he signs elsewhere).

Anderson, 35, hit just .210/.255/.275 in 151 plate appearances last year while appearing at left field and first base.  60 of those PAs came as a pinch-hitter, but Anderson did not fare well.  He did well in a very limited sample in '07, but it's unclear why Omar Minaya gave him a two-year contract that winter.


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