Longtime Angel Anderson to join Braves
Free agent outfielder Garret Anderson has reached a preliminary agreement with the Braves on a one-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press last night.
Anderson is expected to undergo a physical today or tomorrow according to the source. In 15 seasons with the Angels, Anderson collected 2,368 hits, 272 home runs, and 1,292 RBIs.
The Braves acted quickly after Ken Griffey Jr. spurned them to return to the Mariners last week, securing one of the best outfielders left on the market. Anderson hit .293 with 15 homers and 84 RBIs in 145 games last year.
Jeter took part in all drills except a running program in Tampa. "It's no big deal," Jeter said. "It's really not an issue." He said his hamstring soreness will not affect his training for next month's World Baseball Classic.
In other Yankee news, Alex Rodriguez said no date has been set for him to talk to Major League Baseball investigators. Rodriguez has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03. Also, according to the New York Times, Rodriguez has retained lawyer Jay Reisinger, who worked for Sammy Sosa before he testified before Congress, and for Andy Pettitte.