Yankees among clubs eyeing Josh Anderson
The Yankees have shown interest in former Tigers outfielder Josh
Anderson, following a report earlier Wednesday from cbssports.com’s
Danny Knobler. A second team, not yet identified, is also said to be
The Tigers designated Anderson’s
contract for assignment last week to make room for Carlos Guillen to
return from the disabled list, so Detroit isn’t in a position to ask
for much in a trade. Still, the speedy Anderson could be a fit for the
Yankees to fill in for Brett Gardner, who’s out until mid-August with a
fractured left thumb.
The Tigers will have to either swing a
deal with another club or let Anderson go if they can’t get him through
waivers. If he does sneak through waivers, the Tigers can outright him
to Triple-A Toledo.
Anderson batted .242 with the Tigers with
four doubles, four triples and 16 RBIs in 74 games, covering 165
at-bats. The 26-year-old stole 13 bases in 15 attempts.