After a year away from the City of Angels, Garret Anderson is back in Los Angeles...this time with the Dodgers.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the veteran outfielder inked a minor league contract ($550,000 if he makes the squad, with up to $200,000 possible in incentive bonuses) last night and is expected to compete for job coming off the Dodgers bench.
"If we can find a place for a solid veteran left-handed hitter, it will help," Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti told the Times. "Between Doug (Mientkiewicz), Brian (Giles) and Garret, we hope to find one."
Last season with the Atlanta Braves, Anderson hit .268 with 13 home runs. In October, he became the 89th player to reach the 2500 hit plateau.
While with the Angels, Anderson set the gold standard by being the only player to have appeared in games while they were under the "California", "Anaheim" and now "Los Angeles" monikers. More importantly, he holds the team records for games played, hits, doubles, runs scored, RBI and a host of others.
The 37 year-old, four-time All-Star is expected to report to the Dodgers Glendale facility camp Friday.