Former top Red Sox prospect, Lars Anderson, is now a Blue Jay. Toronto acquired the 25-year-old first baseman off waivers from the White Sox earlier today.
The left-handed hitting Anderson has spent the majority of his career in the minors after being drafted out of high school in 2006. By 2009, Anderson was the 17th rated prospect by Baseball America but has yet to put it all together.
Last season, Anderson, spent most of the year at triple-A, where he posted a .250 avg, .353 obp, and .396 slg batting line in 470 plate appearances.
There is no doubt that this is a depth move to bring in a lefty bat and first baseman to fill the void in triple-A now that David Cooper has gone down with a “serious” back injury and might be done for the entire season. The Jays were expected to have Cooper start in triple-A and provide important depth should Adam Lind spend anytime on the DL with his own back issues. Anderson might very well get a chance to improve upon his 30 games of major league experience this season if Lind is forced to miss significant time for any reason.
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