MLB: Anderson agrees to minor league deal with Dodgers
LOS ANGELES — Garret Anderson agreed Wednesday to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and was invited to major league spring training.
If the outfielder is added to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, he would receive a $550,000, one-year contract and the chance to earn an additional $200,000 in performance bonuses. If he is not added to the big league roster by April 1, he could ask for his release.
The 37-year-old Anderson played 15 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels before spending last year with Atlanta, hitting .268 with 13 homers.
The San Fernando Valley native is the Angels’ career leader in hits, runs and RBIs, and played on their only World Series title team in 2002.
Anderson will compete with Brian Giles and Doug Mientkiewicz for a spot as the Dodgers’ fifth outfielder and left-handed pinch-hitter.