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Former Red Sox player joins Blue Sox
12/06/2017 11:11 PM ET

SYDNEY - The Sydney Blue Sox are excited announce the signing of former Major Leaguer Lars Anderson. The 30-year-old left handed hitter joins the Blue Sox bringing a host of professional Baseball experience to the team.

Considered an early round talent out of High School, Anderson was drafted by the Boston Red Sox where he spent time across three seasons with the Major League team totaling 30 games played. Primarily a First Baseman, Anderson has also been in the pipelines of a number of teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs in his time in the professional system in America.

In his Minor League career, Anderson has shown an impressive array of power with the bat, hitting 106 home runs while driving in 577 runs with a .264 average.

Most recently, Anderson has spent time in Japan playing for the Kochi Fighting Dogs as well as a short stint in the South Australian State League.

Blue Sox manager Tony Harris noted, "We are excited to have Lars in the Blue Sox organisation. He will add some further depth in the lineup for us. His experience as long-time professional hitter at both Minor and Major League levels is hard to come by. He is also solid defensively in the outfield and at first base. With great intangibles he will be an integral part of our clubhouse."

Anderson will debut for the Blue Sox tomorrow night against reigning champs Brisbane Bandits at Holloway Field in Brisbane. Tune in to the action this weekend on ABLtv

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