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Garret Anderson agrees to one-year deal with Atlanta Braves

Anderson had spent his entire career with the Angels and holds several franchise records.

February 23, 2009|ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves, shoring up their outfield after being spurned by Ken Griffey Jr., reached a preliminary agreement Sunday with former Angels left fielder Garret Anderson on a one-year deal.

Anderson is expected to undergo a physical today or Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been finalized.

A three-time All-Star, Anderson had spent his entire career with the Angels and holds several franchise records, including games played (2,013), runs (1,024), hits (2,368), doubles (489), total bases (3,743) and runs batted in (1,292). He ranks second in home runs (272) and career batting average (.296). The Angels declined to pick up his $14-million option after last season, instead paying a $3-million buyout.

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