Dean Anna

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Dean Anna
St. Louis Cardinals – No. 65
Infielder
Born: (1986-11-24) November 24, 1986 (age 28)
Mokena, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 4, 2014 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .136
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 3
Teams

Dean William Anna (born November 24, 1986) is an American professional baseball infielder with the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. He played for the New York Yankees in his rookie season of 2014.

Career[edit]

Anna was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 26th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of John A. Logan College and Ball State University.[1] On November 20, 2013, he was traded from the Padres to the New York Yankees.[2][3][4]

In spring training in 2014, Anna competed with Eduardo Núñez, Zelous Wheeler, Yangervis Solarte, and Scott Sizemore for a reserve infielder role with the Yankees.[5] Anna ultimately won a spot on the Yankees' Opening Day roster.[6] Anna hit his first career home run on April 10, 2014 against Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz.[7]

On April 19, 2014, Anna pitched the 8th inning in an 16-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits.[8] The next day, he drew a game winning bases-loaded walk in the 12th inning against Rays' pitcher C. J. Riefenhauser.[9]

Anna was designated for assignment by the Yankees on July 3, 2014.[10] He was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 5, 2014, [11] and assigned to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. He was designated for assignment on August 3 when Jayson Nix was signed by the Pirates.[12]

Anna signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on November 11, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dean Anna, Kyle Heyne Drafted By San Diego Padres". Ballstatesports.com. October 29, 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dean Anna traded to the Yankees". Utsandiego.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Yankees trade for infielder Dean Anna, make additions to 40-man roster". Nj.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Yanks make deal with Padres, add six to 40-man roster". Newyork.yankees.mlb.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Yankees catcher Brian McCann revisits Braves, early days". NY Daily News. March 19, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ Kuty, Brandon (March 28, 2014). "Yankees' Dean Anna 'numb' after making first MLB roster". NJ.com. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ Raimondi, Marc (April 11, 2014). "Dean Anna makes most of start with first career HR". Newsday. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ryan Hanigan racks up 2 HRs, 6 RBIs as Rays rout Yankees". ESPN.com. Associated Press. April 19, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Four-run 12th inning lifts Yanks past Rays in finale of wild series". ESPN.com. Associated Press. April 20, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ Marchand, Andrew (July 3, 2014). "Yangervis Solarte sent to Triple-A". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Claim Dean Anna Off Waivers from New York Yankees". 
  12. ^ Baer, Bill (August 3, 2014). "Pirates sign Jayson Nix to a one-year deal". Hardball Talk. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 

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