BREAKING: NL East Team Signs Tim Anderson For Their 1st Offseason Signing

The Miami Marlins have reportedly signed free-agent infielder Tim Anderson to a one-year, $5 million contract..

Having spent his entire eight-season career with the Chicago White Sox, Anderson is known for his impressive achievements, including two All-Star Game appearances, a Silver Slugger award in 2020, and winning the American League batting title in 2019 with a .335 average over 123 games.

However, Anderson experienced a challenging 2023 season, posting a career-low .245 batting average with a .582 OPS across 123 appearances, leading to the White Sox declining their $14-million option on him for the 2024 season​.

Anderson, primarily a shortstop throughout his career, has reportedly expressed openness to playing other infield positions, such as second or third base, which aligns with the Marlins' potential needs.

Before the signing, the Marlins were expected to start the season with Jon Berti as their shortstop.

This deal for the Marlins is especially notable as they were the only MLB team that had not signed a free agent this offseason up to that point, and they are projected to have one of the lowest payrolls in the league at $75.8 million​.

This signings could represent a significant addition for the Marlins, aiming to bolster their infield and add a proven major league talent to their roster.

Anderson's track record prior to his down year in 2023 suggests he could offer considerable upside if he can return to his previous form.

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