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With Spring Training underway, the Miami Marlins have added some more firepower to their lineup.

According to multiple outlets, the Marlins have agreed to terms on a deal with former Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. Per reports, Anderson’s deal with Miami is for one year and reportedly worth $5 million.

The 30-year-old Anderson’s arrival in South Florida comes after he spent the first eight seasons of his career with the White Sox. In that span, the 2013 first-round pick hit for a .282 average (.735 OPS), 98 home runs and 338 RBIs, while posting a combined Wins Above Replacement (WAR) of 16.2.

In 2019, Anderson won the American League batting title with an average of .335. In 2020, he was named a Silver Slugger and he was named to the American League All-Star team in 2021 and 2022. Last season, he hit .245 (.582 OPS), one home run and 25 RBIs in 123 games.

In joining the Marlins, the right-handed hitting Anderson will pair with two-time batting champion Luis Arráez to form one of the most intriguing middle infields in the National League. His presence will also allow Miami to continue to be flexible in its use of 2022 All-Star Jazz Chisholm Jr., who has played a variety of positions — including shortstop — throughout his career.

The Marlins will open their Spring Training schedule on Saturday when they face the St. Louis Cardinals.


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