Anderson (illness) will start at shortstop and bat second in Monday's Cactus League game against the Padres, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Anderson was sidelined over the weekend with a stomach virus, but he'll get the green light to rejoin the spring lineup after reporting to the ballpark healthy Monday. He'll slot behind Yoan Moncada in the lineup, and those two players are expected to regularly occupy the Nos. 1 and 2 spots in some order once Opening Day arrives.
Anderson will miss Friday's game against Cleveland due to a stomach virus, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
With the illness occurring nearly a month before Opening Day, Anderson can afford to miss a few days and still have plenty of time to get ready for the regular season. He lines up to hit near the top of the batting order for the White Sox as the everyday shortstop this season.
Anderson batted leadoff Sunday, going 1-for-3 with an RBI in a spring win over the Reds.
Chicago's leadoff batter is one job yet to be determined as Cactus League games commence. Anderson and Yoan Moncada, who batted second, are expected to occupy the top two spots in the order. Anderson is not the classic top-of-the-order guy in that he's a free swinger that doesn't draw many walks (2.9 percent in 2019). That spot will give him plenty of plate appearances, which the White Sox will want from the American League's reigning batting champ (.335).
Manager Rick Renteria said he's leaning towards hitting Anderson first or second in the order, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Anderson and Yoan Moncada are tentatively expected to fill the top two spots in Chicago's lineup, in any order, though nothing is set in stone. The 26-year-old is coming off a career year in 2019 during which he hit .335/.357/.508 with 18 home runs and 17 stolen bases in 123 games.
Anderson is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
He is in the midst of a 13-game hitting streak, slashing .390/.393/.525 with two home runs and one steal over that stretch. Danny Mendick is starting at shortstop and hitting second.
Anderson went 4-for-5 with two runs scored in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Indians.
Anderson's MLB-high batting average swelled to .339 following the four-hit effort, his fifth time this season with that may hits. He now has a 10-point lead over Christian Yelich and Ketel Marte, both of whom are injured and done for the season, and 11 points more than DJ LeMahieu. He's still a free swinger, chasing pitches outside the zone, but has improved his contact rate and enjoys a .402 BABIP.
Anderson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and walk during a 5-3 victory against the Tigers on Saturday.
The White Sox shortstop is now on a nine-game hitting streak and has gone deep twice in the last four contests. During his streak, Anderson is 16-for-46 (.348) with four extra-base hits and five RBI. Overall, he is batting .335 with 18 home runs, 56 RBI, 78 runs and 17 steals in 477 at-bats this year.
Anderson went 4-for-6 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 9-8 extra-innings loss to the Twins.
Anderson recorded the first four-hit game of his career and solidified his major-league lead in batting average. His average increased to .336 with the performance, his 20th multi-hit effort in his last 29 games.
Anderson will sit Monday in Minnesota.
Anderson has carried a hot bat down the stretch in his search for a batting title, hitting .375/.394/.578 over his last 14 games. He leads DJ LeMahieu by four points (.332 to .328) in the race for the American League crown. Danny Mendick will start at shortstop Monday.
Anderson will sit Sunday against the Angels.
Anderson is making a push for the American League batting title and currently holds a slight lead (.334 to 328) over DJ LeMahieu. He's been excellent since mid-August, hitting .392/.404/.627 over his last 23 games. He'll get a break Sunday, with Danny Mendick starting at shortstop.
Anderson went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's 5-4 win over the Angels.
Anderson moved to the leadoff spot Friday as Leury Garcia (personal) was away attending the funeral services of a relative. Anderson has hit safely in seven straight games (six with multiple hits), going 14-for-32 with five doubles, two homers and four RBI.
Anderson went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's 7-1 win over Cleveland.
Anderson, who missed a month while dealing with a high-ankle sprain, now has enough at-bats to qualify for the AL batting title and pushed his average to a AL-high .332. Since Aug. 1, he leads MLB with 54 hits, and he has hit safely in 19 of the last 21 games. It's been a remarkable season for the shortstop, but his .393 BABIP is warning flag that he may not sustain this pace in 2020.
Anderson went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Wednesday against the Indians.
Anderson was productive throughout the game but saved his best for last, smacking a two-run homer off Brad Hand in the final frame. He now has 15 home runs on the campaign and extended his hitting streak to five games. For the season, Anderson is hitting 331/.352/.506 to go along with 16 steals across 106 games.
Anderson went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Braves.
Anderson, who led MLB with 44 hits during the month of August, continued to hit with the calendar flipping to September. This was the 10th time in the last 11 games that he's batted second. "I like it," Anderson told Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. "I'm getting more at-bats, and I get a chance to start something off early, get the game going." Anderson is looking to finish out what has been his best season. Had he enough at-bats to qualify, Anderson's .328 average would rank sixth in MLB.
Anderson is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Twins.
Ryan Goins will start at shortstop in the series finale in place of Anderson, who will check out of the lineup for the first time since Aug. 6, when he sat out the back end of a doubleheader with Detroit. While playing in each of the past 20 games, Anderson has enjoyed his most productive stretch since his red-hot April, batting .386 with nine extra-base hits, 17 runs and eight RBI.
Anderson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Twins.
One night after Anderson's 11-game hitting streak was broken, the shortstop launched his 14th home run. He's maintaining a batting average above .300, but the lurking .388 BABIP suggests it could disappear at some point. Anderson is still very much a free swinger who takes aim at 45.1 percent of pitches outside the zone and does not draw many walks.
Anderson went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Friday's 8-3 win over Texas.
Anderson's hit safely in 10 straight contests, a stretch in which he's batting .455 with a home run, seven RBI and 12 runs scored.
Anderson went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Twins.
Anderson extended his hitting streak to eight games, gathering 17 hits in 35 at-bats during the run. For the month of August, he's hit safely in 18 of 20 games to raise his season average to .332, tying him for fourth in MLB among players with at least 375 plate appearances.
Anderson went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBI in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.
Anderson knocked in the first run of the game with a double in the third inning and launched a solo homer to left field in the sixth. The multi-hit outing was Anderson's sixth in his last seven games and 11th overall in a scorching August in which he has produced a .407 average while scoring 18 runs.
Anderson went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and two runs scored in Friday's 7-2 win over the Angels.
Anderson provided the run-scoring single in the third inning, knocking in Leury Garcia before advancing to third then coming around to score on a wild pitch by Angels starter Patrick Sandoval. Anderson then got aboard with a single in the eighth inning and scored on James McCann's grand slam. The shortstop has posted three straight multi-hit efforts, going 8-for-14 with six runs scored in that short span. He's hitting .327/.348/.490 with 12 homers, 16 stolen bases, 41 RBI and 53 runs scored in 87 games this season.
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