White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has hired Klutch Sports for representation, according to Robert Murray. Anderson, who’s celebrating his 27th birthday today, is now part of an agency that also counts the likes of Marcus Stroman, Keston Hiura and Kevin Gausman as clients. MLBTR has made note of his switch in our database.
It may be at least a couple years before Anderson’s new agency negotiates a deal for its latest client. After all, the White Sox could control Anderson for another half-decade. Shortly before the 2017 campaign, they signed Anderson to a six-year, $25MM guarantee with a $12.5MM club option for 2023 and a $14MM team option for the 2024 season.
The extension has worked out well for Chicago, which landed Anderson when it drafted him 17th overall in 2013. Anderson was a 2.0-fWAR player in two of his first three years from 2016-18, but he found another gear a season ago. Despite walking in a paltry 2.9 percent of plate appearances, Anderson slashed .335/.357/.508 (130 wRC+) with 18 home runs, 17 stolen bases and a personal-best 3.5 fWAR over 518 PA en route to an American League batting title.