Anderson is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Anderson went 0-for-4 with a run and a strikeout during the matinee and will take a seat for Game 2 of the twin bill. Leury Garcia will shift to shortstop while Josh Harrison starts at the keystone.
Anderson went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and two RBI in a 4-1 win Tuesday over Cleveland. Anderson plated the first run of the game with a single in the fifth and added an RBI on his seventh-inning double. It was his fifth stolen base of the season and second in his last three contests. The shortstop has eight multi-hit games in his last 13 appearances, slashing .379/.419/.586 in that span.
Anderson's suspension for making an obscene gesture towards fans that he received in late April was reduced to a fine Tuesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports. Anderson made the gesture during a doubleheader against the Guardians on April 20 and was handed a one-game suspension two days later, but he immediately appealed the punishment and has been able to remain in the lineup. The lowered punishment means he'll be able to continue his everyday role going forward.
Anderson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Danny Mendick gets the start at shortstop in place of Anderson, who appears to getting some routine maintenance after he was included in the lineup in each of Chicago's last 15 games. With a pair of multi-hit efforts in the first two games of the series in Boston, Anderson is now sitting on a .337 average for the season.
Anderson went 2-for-4 with a stolen base Saturday against the Red Sox. Anderson led off the game with a single and stole second base with one out to record his fourth swipe of the season. He has collected at least one hit in eight of his last ten starts, during which time he has hit two home runs, driven in three and scored nine runs. Anderson has struck out at only a 10 percent clip across 95 plate appearances to begin the campaign, a significant improvement over his career rate of 23.7 percent.
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