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Blue Jays trade Anderson to White Sox

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TORONTO -- The Blue Jays traded Minor League first baseman Lars Anderson to the White Sox on Monday afternoon in exchange for cash considerations.

Anderson had been designated for assignment by Toronto on Friday. He cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo prior to the deal becoming official with Chicago.

The 25-year-old is a former Red Sox top prospect who has now been with six organizations in the past year. He was claimed on waivers by the Blue Jays earlier this spring but was unable to secure a position within the organization.

Anderson has played in 30 career games in the Major Leagues, including eight with the Red Sox last season. He hit .167 with one double and four RBIs over that span and has yet to spend an extended period of time at the big league level.

The native of California is a career .278 hitter with 76 home runs and 415 RBIs in the Minor Leagues. Luis Jimenez is now expected to receive most of the playing time at first base for the Triple-A Bisons.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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