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Tigers trade Josh Anderson to Royals

The Tigers have traded outfielder Josh Anderson to the Royals for cash considerations. Anderson’s contract was designated for assignment last week. The Royals and Yankees both had interest, but the Yankees apparently weren’t willing to offer up a prospect in the deal. The Royals also came ahead of New York in the waiver claims process.

Kansas City will be the third team for Anderson this calendar year and the fourth in his career. Detroit acquired him from Atlanta in the final week of Spring Training.

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.

Yankees among clubs eyeing Josh Anderson

The Yankees have shown interest in former Tigers outfielder Josh
Anderson, following a report earlier Wednesday from’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.

Anderson leads off again

If you find yourself getting twisted between Granderson and Anderson atop the Tigers lineup, you’re not alone. The lineup sheet posted outside the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium this morning started out kind of like this: 1. GrAnderson.

That said, Granderson and Anderson are the only two left-handed bats in the lineup today against Kyle Davies. Jeff Larish and Clete Thomas both have the day off. Thomas, in particular, has been playing a lot. Magglio Ordonez is the DH, while Ryan Raburn gets the start in right field, batting eighth.


  1. Anderson, LF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Ordonez, DH
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Granderson, CF
  6. Inge, 3B
  7. Laird, C
  8. Raburn, RF
  9. Everett, SS

P: Rick Porcello


  1. Mitch Maier, CF
  2. David DeJesus, LF
  3. Billy Butler, 1B
  4. Jose Guillen, RF
  5. Mike Jacobs, DH
  6. Mark Teahen, 3B
  7. Alberto Callaspo, 2B
  8. John Buck, C
  9. Luis Hernandez, SS

P: Kyle Davies

Anderson to start in LF, Guillen will DH

rogerscentre.jpgTORONTO — Just came back from the Tigers clubhouse, where manager Jim Leyland gave out his lineup for Opening Night. Josh Anderson will start in LF and bat 9th. Carlos Guillen will DH and bat fifth. That leaves Marcus Thames out of the lineup for the opener, but he’ll be playing soon enough.

“I went with the speed and defense,” Leyland said.

By the time the Tigers leave town, there’s a good chance everybody on the positional roster will have played in this four-game series, and probably three different players will DH, according to Leyland. Thames will play at least twice. Guillen will DH one other game, resting his knees a bit from the turf. Magglio Ordonez will DH one game. Santiago will likely play two games, resting Adam Everett and Placido Polanco for a game apiece.

Here’s the lineup:

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Guillen, DH
  6. Laird, C
  7. Inge, 3B
  8. Everett, SS
  9. Anderson, LF