Phillies Sign Matt Anderson

The Phillies have signed Matt Anderson to a minor league deal, a source tells Jerry Crasnick of ESPN (via Twitter).  Anderson was taken with the top pick in the 1997 draft by the Tigers.

Anderson, 34, appeared in 245 games for the Tigers from 1998 to 2003.  The right-hander registered a 4.89 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 5.3 BB/9 during that span.  He last pitched in the majors in 2005 for the Rockies where he was called on in 12 games.  Anderson's last stint in affiliated baseball came in 2008 when he saw limited action with the White Sox's Triple-A affiliate.

10 Responses to Phillies Sign Matt Anderson Leave a Reply

  1. adareiblu9 5 years ago

    I used to watch Matt pitch when he was at Rice back in the days of Jose Cruz Jr, Bubba Crosby, and Lance Berkman. He threw GAS!

  2. This guys garbage. I know it’s for minor league depth but cmon

  3. Jeff Westcott 5 years ago

    Whatever the Phillies do with this bum, they’d better keep him far away from octopus tossing contests.

  4. tony_mciv 5 years ago

    To the Iron Pigs! Away! The Iron Pigs are going to suck this year regardless. They’ll get good once the single A guys get up there.

  5. this guy used to have a cannon. I wonder if hes got anything left.

  6. this guy used to have a cannon. I wonder if hes got anything left.

  7. JST1331 5 years ago

    I understand this is minor league guy but could we pick someone up on a minor league deal that has some plus side to him.

    • richphillies 5 years ago

      Sure, give us an example

      • JST1331 5 years ago

        J.D. Martin, Alfredo Aceves (if willing to accept minor league deal), Randy Flores, Ron Mahay (if willing to take minor league deal)

    • airohpue13 5 years ago

      Anderson could have a little upside left in him. I’ve read that he’s back to throwing in the mid-90s.

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