Marlins Reportedly Offering All-Star SS Tim Anderson a $2 Million Deal

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 remains a free agent, but it’s not because of lack of offers. It’s probably because those offers are not particularly enticing. 

MLB Network’s Jon Morosi recently reported that the Miami Marlins stepped in with an offer for Anderson and are willing to make him their primary shortstop.

USA Today’s MLB Insider Bob Nightengale later discussed Anderson’s free agency during an appearance on the Foul Territory podcast and offered some insights as to why the veteran is yet to entertain Marlin’s offer. According to Nightengale, Miami is only willing to offer Anderson a base salary of $2 million.

“I think Tim Anderson’s contract offer from the Marlins is about $2 million. He was making about $14-$15 million with the White Sox, so I’m sure he wants closer to $10 million,” Nightengale noted.

Tim Anderson was an All-Star with the Chicago White Sox in 2021 and 2022 but ended up enduring a rough 2023 season. After missing time with a left knee injury early in the campaign, Anderson struggled to replicate his prior form. He finished the season with a batting average of .245 while hitting only one home run and equaling his career-lowest 25 RBIs. This prompted the White Sox to decline their $14 million option on his contract and send him to free agency.

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