He Shall Be Livan: Marlon Anderson DFA'ed
Originally an "okay field, some hit" second baseman with the Phillies, Anderson had two stints with the Mets as a utility player, mostly as an outfielder and pinch hitter. As a Met, he batted .254 with 11 home runs over parts of four seasons. Widely praised as a pinch hitter, Anderson has batted .273 over his career in that role.
A veteran of 10 major league seasons, he is also a great clubhouse presence and is respected by his teammates. Yet this season, he was hitless in four at bats as a pinch hitter and it didn't look like he had very much left in the tank.
Now, as an "old" 34-year-old without a permanent position and clearly not a full-time player, he can be signed for the remainder of the season for the major-league minimum, prorated to the number of days left in the season. Good luck, Marlon, and let's hope "respected clubhouse veteran" gets you a bench spot on a young team.
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