Dean Anna

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Dean Anna
Pittsburgh Pirates
Infielder
Born: (1986-11-24) November 24, 1986 (age 27)
Mokena, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 4, 2014 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
(through May 12, 2014)
Batting average .136
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 3
Teams

Dean William Anna (born November 24, 1986) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball.

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]

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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