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Monday, March 30, 2009

Josh Anderson Swapped To Detroit For Pitcher Darrow

CF Josh Anderson

RHP Rudy Darrow (Class AA)

Freeing up the starting center field position for rookie Jordan Schafer, the Atlanta Braves sent outfielder Josh Anderson to the Detroit Tigers for minor league sidearmer Rudy Darrow.

Since being traded from the Astros for reliever Oscar Villarreal, Anderson shuffled between Richmond and Atlanta a few times. He posted a .294 average in 194 PAs with Atlanta. He stole 10 bases and was only caught just once. His K/BB ratio, however, was pretty miserable (33/8). In Detroit, Anderson will attempt to win a fourth or fifth outfielder job.

Darrow spent last season in high Class A and Class AA ball. In 33 games with the West Michigan Whitecaps, he posted a 1.85 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 48.2 innings. After being promoted to the Erie SeaWolves, his WHIP increased to 1.54 in limited action, but he still logged a 2.63 ERA in 13 2/3 innings. He should start in Class AA Mississippi this year.

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