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KBO News: SSG Landers Sign RHP Drew Anderson

 Matt Tallarini  |    Apr 30th, 2024 2:45pm EDT

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On April 26, Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News Agency reported that the SSG Landers signed right-handed pitcher Drew Anderson for the remainder of the 2024 Korean Baseball Organization regular season for $570,000.

Anderson replaced right-handed pitcher Robert Dugger on the SSG Landers official roster.

Dugger went 0-3 in his time in South Korea and posted a 12.71 ERA in his six starts, throwing 22.2 innings, allowing 37 hits, 32 earned runs, two home runs, 10 walks, and 18 strikeouts.

Anderson, 30, was born in Reno, Nev., and played five seasons in Major League Baseball: with the Philadelphia Phillies from 2017 to 19, the Chicago White Sox in 2020, and the Texas Rangers in 2021.

He also played Nippon Professional Baseball with the Hiroshima Carp in Japan from 2022 to 23.

Anderson signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers on January 11 and was assigned to Triple-A Toledo on the same day. According to his MLB player profile, he was invited to spring training as a non-roster invitee on February 7 before being released by the Tigers on April 27.

Anderson appeared in six games out of the bullpen during spring training and posted a 1-1 record, posting a 7.88 ERA, throwing eight innings, allowing nine hits, seven earned runs, five walks, and 14 strikeouts.

With Triple-A Toledo, he posted a 2-1 record with a 3.86 ERA in nine games out of the bullpen, recording one save. He pitched 14 innings, allowing 16 hits, six earned runs, nine walks, 16 strikeouts, and a 1.786 WHIP.

Last season, Anderson split his time between the minor leagues and the Hiroshima Carp. He appeared in 29 games and posted a 5-3 record with a 1.88 ERA, throwing 67 innings, allowing 42 hits, 14 earned runs, two home runs, 26 walks, 66 strikeouts, and a 1.015 WHIP.

During his time in Japan, Anderson posted a 7-5 record with the Hiroshima Carp and appeared in 34 games with a 3.05 ERA. He pitched 115 innings, allowing 91 hits, 39 earned runs, 11 home runs, 40 walks, 98 strikeouts, and a 1.139 WHIP.

Anderson has a lifetime record of 1-3 with a 6.50 ERA in his five MLB seasons. He has thrown 44.1 innings in 19 appearances out of the bullpen and two starts, allowing 53 hits, 32 earned runs, four home runs, 17 walks, 30 strikeouts, and a 1.579 WHIP.

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Matt Tallarini
Matthew (Matt) Tallarini is the Founder and Chief Correspondent for the World Baseball Network. Matt played semi-professional baseball with the Pelham Mets in Pelham, New York for four years, including the 2018 Semi Pro World Series. During the pandemic, Matt began engaging with international baseball, as a way to keep connected to the sport. Matt created the World Baseball Network and its signature website, WorldBaseball.com as a way to promote and inform similar likeminded fans about the players, teams and leagues innovating the sport of baseball and feeding into Major League Baseball (MLB). As a result of Matt’s efforts, World Baseball Network is now the benchmark standard for international baseball coverage, including MLB, MiLB, NCAA, Korea, Japan, Caribbean, Baseball United, WBC, WBSC and more. In a short time, Matt has interviewed a who’s who of global baseball legends and coaches. These include: Former Yankee closer Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera; Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman; former Yankee Luis Sojo veteran of four Yankee World series teams; Mickey Callaway former MLB manager; Paul Mainieri LSU National Championship coach; Eric Holtz manager Team Israel of the 2020 Olympics; Ian Kinsler former MLB player and now Israel national team player; Harold Ramirez of the Tampa Bay Rays formerly with the Indians and Cubs; Joey Meneses of the Washington Nationals; and Mike Cameron current USA Baseball advisor former-MLB outfielder. Matt Tallarini is 2015 graduate of Mitchell College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and a 2022 graduate of Iona University with a Masters in Finance. Since its inception, Matt has been the Chief Correspondent for World Baseball Network. Matt has interviewed and interacted with many international players and coaches including former Yankee closer Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman, former Yankee Luis Sojo veteran of four Yankee World series teams, Mickey Callaway former MLB manager, Paul Mainieri LSU National Championship coach, Eric Holtz manager Team Israel of the 2020 Olympics, Ian Kinsler former MLB player and now Israel national team player, Harold Ramirez of the Tampa Bay Rays formerly with the Indians and Cubs, Joey Meneses of the Washington Nationals, Mike Cameron current USA Baseball advisor former-MLB outfielder. Matthew is 2015 graduate of Mitchell College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and a 2022 graduate of Iona University with a Masters in Finance.