Bryan Anderson (baseball)

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Bryan Anderson
Bryan Anderson on September 8, 2013.jpg
Tenure with the Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds
Catcher
Born: (1986-12-16) December 16, 1986 (age 27)
Thousand Oaks, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 2010 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
(through 2013)
Batting average .210
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 6
Teams

Bryan Douglas Anderson (born December 16, 1986) is an American professional baseball catcher who is currently with the Cincinnati Reds organization. He has played in the MLB for the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, and in international competition for the United States national baseball team.

Career[edit]

St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

Anderson was born in Thousand Oaks, California, on December 16, 1986.[1] He attended Simi Valley High School in Simi Valley, California.[2] The Cardinals selected him in the fourth round (140th overall) of the June 2005 First-Year Player Draft.[3]

Anderson playing for the Swing of the Quad Cities in 2006
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Competitor for  United States
Baseball World Cup
Gold 2007 Tianmu National team

Following the draft, Anderson was assigned to the Johnson City Cardinals, the Cardinals's rookie league team in the Appalachian League. He played 51 games in 2005 for Johnson City and hit .331. In 2006, he began with the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits in the Midwest League. He played the full year and batted .302. In 2007, he was advanced to the Springfield Cardinals, the Double-A affiliate in Missouri of the Texas League. He did well and hit .298. He began 2008 in Springfield, hitting .388 with two homers and 14 RBIs in April. He was then promoted to the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds of Pacific Coast League (PCL). He spent 2009 in Memphis as well.

In 2010, Anderson was a non-roster invitee to Cardinals spring training. On March 15, which was relatively early in camp, he was optioned to Memphis.[4]

In April 2010, Anderson was recalled from Memphis when back up catcher Jason LaRue was placed on the 15-day disabled list.[5] He made his major league debut on April 15, 2010.[6] He saw limited action, appearing in 4 games, and was reassigned to Memphis on April 27 when LaRue was reactivated.[7]

Anderson battled Tony Cruz during spring training for the backup catcher for the major league Cardnals. He ended up starting the season at Triple-A Memphis, but was eventually called up to the big club during the summer. Anderson went 3-for-12 in limited at-bats for St. Louis, while batting .225 in one hundred plate appearances for Memphis. In November, 2012 St. Louis cleared space on the 40-man off season roster by outrighting Anderson and two others back to Memphis.[8] He subsequently elected to become a free agent.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

On November 21, 2012, Anderson signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox.[9] On September 1, 2013, he was called up due to the expanded September rosters and will serve as the team's third catcher. He was outrighted off the roster on October 4, 2013.

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

Anderson signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds in January 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson Player Bio minorleaguebaseball.com (accessed June 4, 2010)
  2. ^ "Bruan Anderson Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bryan Anderson". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Cardinals Transactions March 2010 mlb.com (accessed June 4, 2010)
  5. ^ Leach, Matthew Anderson to replace injured LaRue mlb.com (accessed June 4, 2010)
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/anderbr05.shtml
  7. ^ Cardinals Transactions April 2010 mlb.com (accessed June 4, 2010)
  8. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (3 November 2012). "Cardinals outright three to Triple-A Memphis". MLB.com via Cardinals team website. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (November 21, 2012). "Minor Moves: Ka'aihue, Hinshaw, Luna, Pirates". MLB Trade Rumors. 

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