MLB Rumors: Tim Anderson Linked to 3 Teams in Trade Talk

Calling him one of the most "fascinating, intriguing trade candidates out there," MLB Insider Jon Morosi has linked Chicago White Sox former All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson to three teams. 

Morosi identifies the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays as teams that should have interest in bringing in Anderson. 

The 30-year-old two-time All-Star is having his worst season in the majors, hitting just .241 with a .564 OPS and an OPS+ of just 57, with zero home runs in 331 plate appearances.

However, Anderson has turned it on since the All-Star Break, as he's hitting .414 in his last seven games with a robust .968 OPS. He's also stolen 10 bases on the season. 

One of the big elements in completing a trade for Anderson is his ability to play second base. That opens up a whole slew of other teams with interest in him. Anderson played 2B for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic. 

And while the Giants could use Anderson at either of the keystone positions, the Mariners and Blue Jays would likely be looking at him to slide over to second base as JP Crawford and Bo Bichette, respectively, are locked in at short for those teams. 

Anderson has one more year at a club option ($14M) on his contract, before hitting free agency in 2025 (or sooner, if whatever club he's with after Aug. 1st declines that option at the end of the 2023 season.

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