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Mariners Release Brian Anderson – MLB Trade Rumors

Mariners Release Brian Anderson - MLB Trade Rumors

The Mariners have released third baseman Brian Anderson, as is reflected in the transactions log of the veteran’s player profile.

Anderson, 31 next month, was a third-round pick by the Marlins back in 2014 and made his MLB debut with the club three seasons later. The 2017 campaign saw Anderson kick off his MLB career with a 25-game cup of coffee. He held his own in 95 trips to the plate, hitting .262/.337/.369 with a 92 wRC+ that was just below league average. He became a regular with the club the following season, and quickly established himself as one of the more reliable bats in a Marlins lineup lacking in thump. From 2018 to 2020, Anderson slashed .266/.350/.436 with 42 home runs and 74 doubles in 341 games while splitting time between third base and right field with the Marlins. That performance was worth a wRC+ of 115, which was good for 11th among all qualified third baseman during that three year period while his 7.2 fWAR ranked 12th.

Unfortunately, Anderson would find his career derailed by injuries in 2021 as he missed nearly four month with oblique and shoulder issues. While he managed to appear in 67 games in between stints on the injured list, Anderson posted pedestrian numbers when he was healthy enough to take the field, hitting .249/.337/.378 with just 7 home runs and 9 doubles in 264 trips to the plate. Those injuries woes continued in 2022, as he missed two months of time across three trips to the injured list for shoulder and back issues while posting a career-worst .222/.311/.346 slash line in 98 games with the club.

Those struggles with injuries and ineffectiveness over the 2021 and ’22 seasons led the Marlins to non-tender Anderson that November, making him a free agent for the first time in his career. The infielder then signed a one-year deal with the Brewers prior to the 2023 season but saw his struggles continue even as he managed to avoid the injured list for most of the campaign. In 361 trips to the plate with Milwaukee last year, Anderson hit just .226/.310/.368 with a wRC+ of 85. That weak performance led the club to designate Anderson for assignment just before the regular season came to an end, sending him back to the free agent market for the second time in as many seasons.

Anderson’s second trip through free agency wasn’t as kind as his first. He didn’t find a major league deal this winter and instead had to settle for a minor league pact with the Mariners back in February, with whom he figured to…

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