a couple of days old, but i didn't get to it. this is going to be weird for me, having grown up watching GA.
After losing out to the Seattle Mariners in their Ken Griffey Jr. pursuit, the Atlanta Braves reportedly have quickly regrouped, landing veteran outfielder Garret Anderson.
Anderson, who had played his entire career for the Angels, agreed to a one-year deal worth approximately $2.5 million, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday.
Anderson is expected to undergo a physical on Monday or Tuesday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Pres on Sunday on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been finalized.
Anderson, 36, is expected to form part of a left-field platoon with Matt Diaz and might bat cleanup against right-handed pitchers.
He hit .293 with 15 home runs and 84 RBIs in 145 games for the Angels last season.
Anderson joins an outfield that produced only 27 homers last season, worst in the majors.
A three-time All-Star, Anderson holds several Angels franchise records, including games played (2,013), runs scored (1,024), hits (2,368), doubles (489), total bases (3,743) and RBIs (1,292). He ranks second in home runs (272) and career batting average (.296).
Anderson helped the Angels win the World Series in 2002, hitting .300 with two homers and 13 RBIs in the postseason. Los Angeles declined to pick up his $14 million option after last season, instead paying a $3 million buyout.