One of Willie Randolph’s not-so-secret weapons last season in Flushing, utility man Marlon Anderson, has signed a 2 year deal with Washington for a reported $1.85 million.
A .308 career pinch hitter, Anderson, 32, is smart enough bench addition by Nationals GM Jim Bowden, who seems pretty active for a guy whose deal runs out in April ( and is still under consideration for the Boston opening).
Kansas City has acquired free agent 3B Mike Coolbaugh (above), signing him to a minor league deal. Coolbaugh, 33, hit .281 with 27 HR’s and 101 RBI’s last season for the PCL’s Round Rock Express. Despite having hit 57 homers in Triple A over the past 2 seasons, Coolbaugh is projected to spend next season with Omaha.