All-Star SS Tim Anderson Designated for Assignment By the Marlins

Chicago White Sox Tim Anderson in 2021
Tim Anderson with the Chicago White Sox in 2021. Photo by Maria Lysaker/UPI/Shutterstock (12528687y)

All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson’s stint with the Miami Marlins is coming to a disappointing end after he was designated for assignment by the team on Tuesday.

In a corresponding move, the Marlins called up rookie Xavier Edwards from Triple-A affiliate Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Edwards batted .330 with one home run and six RBIs in the minors this season.

“It’s never an easy day when you have to DFA one of your everyday players,” Marlins manager Skip Schumaker told reporters about Anderson. “Tim was awesome in the clubhouse. I didn’t know him before this year and he was one of the harder workers I’ve ever been around.”

Anderson became a free agent last winter after the Chicago White Sox declined a $14 million club option on his contract. He lingered on the free-agent market longer than expected before agreeing to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Marlins in February.

At the time, both sides expected the former AL batting champion to put together a bounce-back season in Miami. However, that never materialized. Anderson struggled in his 65 games with the Marlins, batting a career-low .214 while having zero home runs and just nine RBIs.

Anderson previously spent all of his eight years in MLB with the White Sox. He had two All-Star nods during his time in Chicago while also receiving a Silver Slugger Award in 2020.

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