Anderson Signs as Free Agent with Expos

Posted: July 1, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Patriot senior catcher and first baseman Brian Anderson has signed a free agent baseball contract with the Montreal Expos. He has been assigned to the Vermont Expos of the short-season Class A New York-Penn League.

Anderson is the first George Mason player to sign his initial contract with Montreal and the second to play in the organization. Former Patriot standout Chris Widger played in the major leagues with the Expos from 1997 to 2000 before being traded back to the Seattle Mariners, his original organization. Widger currently is at Class AAA Columbus with the New York Yankees.

For his career, Anderson ranks fifth in Patriot history with 127 RBI and 24 times hit by pitch. He is tied for fifth with eight triples, sixth with 194 games played and 328 total bases, eighth with 676 at bats and 198 hits, ninth with 175 games started, ninth with 25 home runs, and 11th with 39 doubles. He concludes his George Mason career with a .293 overall batting average. He set a Patriot freshman record with six triples in 1999.

George Mason finished the 2002 season with a 28-29 overall record and a 12-7 mark in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The Patriots placed second in the Colonial Division of the CAA with a 7-4 record.

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