Josh Anderson (baseball)
August 10, 1982 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|September 2, 2007 for the Houston Astros|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 2009 for the Kansas City Royals|
|Runs batted in||47|
Joshua Aaron Anderson (born August 10, 1982) is an American retired Major League Baseball outfielder. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed. He played college baseball at Eastern Kentucky University and was drafted in the 4th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros.
In 2004 he led the minor leagues in stolen bases, with 79.
On November 16, 2007, he was traded from the Houston Astros to the Atlanta Braves for reliever Óscar Villarreal. He had a short stint with the Braves in 2008 from May 30–June 10 before returning to the minors. He was recalled to the Braves on August 27, 2008, after the Braves traded starting center fielder Mark Kotsay to the Boston Red Sox.
On July 24, 2009, he was designated for assignment by the Tigers. He hit .242/.282/.315 with no homers in 74 games with the Tigers.
On December 12, 2009, Anderson was non-tendered by the Royals and became a free agent.
On January 5, 2010, Anderson signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds with an invite to spring training.
On June 15, Anderson signed a minor league deal to return to the Atlanta Braves. He was assigned to the clubs Triple-A affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves. On July 15 Anderson was moved to the disabled list with a fractured hand.
On August 4, 2010, Anderson was released by the Atlanta Braves.