Backup Catcher Among Minor League Deals


If I do any more posts about backup catchers I think I become eligible to take the role on myself. This time it’s less about speculation as the front office has sprung into action, minor as it may be. The White Sox have signed catcher Bryan Anderson, formerly of the St. Louis Cardinals, to a minor league contract. Anderson hasn’t gotten much time to play in the big leagues, which will happen when Yadier Molina squats ahead of you on the depth chart, as he’s appeared in just 35 games between a September call-up in 2010 and a couple short stints in 2012. His minor league numbers show a player with solid patience at the plate without a great deal of power. Once St. Louis’ Catcher of the Future, Anderson is a good signing for the White Sox as he’s got potential to live up to (he’ll be just 26 when the season starts) and the White Sox have room to provide him the opportunity to do so.

In addition to Anderson, the White Sox also inked left hander David Purcey, a potential LOOGy without much upside and shortstop Steven Tolleson to minor league deals.