Anderson went 0-for-4 and stole a base in Saturday's 12-6 loss to the Astros. Anderson was held out of the White Sox's previous game after getting plunked by a pitch on the left forearm, but his legs still work fine. The steal was his 21st of the season, which ties him for fifth in the majors.
Anderson (forearm) will start at shortstop and bat eighth against the Astros on Saturday. Anderson will return to the field after sitting out Friday due to a sore forearm he suffered during Thursday's contest. He's hitting .251/.311/.423 with 13 home runs, 34 RBI and 20 stolen bases this year.
Anderson is day-to-day with a sore forearm, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. Anderson was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of Thursday's loss to the Astros and was reportedly dealing with some soreness after the game. With that, the White Sox will reevaluate their starting shortstop Friday before making a decision on whether to keep Anderson in the lineup or give him the day off. If Anderson is given the day off, Yolmer Sanchez could slide over to shortstop.
Anderson went 2-for-6 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Tuesday's 12-8 extra-innings win over the Reds. Anderson's batting average and on-base percentage remain mediocre, but he's delivered value in other areas. The stolen base was his team-high 18th, and he also leads the team with 47 runs scored. Until a couple of weeks ago, we couldn't even describe his average as mediocre -- he was hitting .230 on June 20 -- but Anderson's hit safely in 11 of last 12 games, going 18-for-49 (.367) with 11 runs, two home runs and seven RBI.
Anderson went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI in a 10-5 victory for the White Sox over the Rangers on Sunday. The 25-year-old raised his average up to .251 with this multi-hit effort on an explosive day for the White Sox offense. Anderson continues to be a cross-category asset, with 13 homers and 17 steals to go along with 45 runs and 34 RBI. He doesn't hit for especially high average, and his .433 slugging percentage isn't spectacular, but Anderson has nonetheless posted a respectable .745 OPS over his 291 at-bats, and his ability on the basepaths also drastically enhances his fantasy value.
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