The Atlanta Braves have signed 36-year old lefty swinging outfielder Garret Anderson to a 1-year contract with $2.5 million bucks. The initial thought is that Anderson would platoon with Matt Diaz in left field but don’t be totally surprised if he just wins the full time job outright. Anderson played in 145 games for the Angels last season and he was 163 for 557 (.293 avg, .758 OPS) with 66 runs scored, 15 homers, 84 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. He has now played in 2,013 games in his major league career in which he is 2,368 for 7,989 (.296 avg, .796 OPS) with 1,024 runs scored, 272 homers, 1,292 RBIs and 78 stolen bases. This was a good signing for the Braves as Anderson might have more left than Ken Griffey Jr. who chose to sign with the Mariners instead of Atlanta.