Royals acquire outfielder Josh Anderson from Detroit
The Royals have acquired outfielder Josh Anderson from the Detroit Tigers for cash considerations. Anderson’s reporting date has yet to be determined. The Royals will make a corresponding roster move at that time.
Anderson, 26, has spent the entire season with the Tigers, batting .242 (40-for-165) with four doubles, four triples, 16 RBI and 22 runs scored. In limited time, the speedster stole 13 bases in 15 attempts while playing at all three outfield spots. He was designated for assignment by Detroit on July 24.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound left-handed hitter and right-handed thrower was acquired by Detroit from the Atlanta Braves on March 30 of this year for right-handed pitcher Rudy Darrow. A native of Eubank, Ky., Anderson was originally a fourth round pick of the Houston Astros in 2003 before being dealt to the Braves on November 16, 2007 for pitcher Oscar Villarreal. In his only year with the Braves organization in 2008, Anderson was named the Richmond (AAA) Player of the Year after hitting .314 with 25 doubles and 42 stolen bases. He made his Major League debut last season and is .283 career hitter with 24 steals in 28 attempts in 135 games.
We welcome Josh to the club!