Anderson, 29, was originally drafted in the first round of the 2003 draft by the White Sox. He was considered a prospect, but ultimately failed to make it. In a last ditch effort to save his career he switched to the mound where the Yankees gave him a shot, but he must not have shown enough promise as they released him pretty quickly.
In seven appearances this year he had a 1.17 ERA, nine strikeouts, and one walk over 7.2 innings. Not bad numbers, but the stuff must not have been there.