Buck, Anderson become free agents; Uggla stays for now

Major League Baseball

Josh Anderson; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

The arbitration deadline has come and gone and several new free agents are now available to major league teams, including two Kentucky alumni. Find out which former Bluegrass players are looking for new teams and what others will be sticking around in there previous homes below:

  • Dick Kaegel of MLB.com reports the Kansas City Royals non-tendered a couple of former Lexington Legends in catcher John Buck and outfielder Josh Anderson. Anderson is a Somerset-native and played collegiately at Eastern Kentucky University.
  • The Marlins offered a contract to Louisville-native Dan Uggla. All indications still point toward the Marlins moving Uggla before Spring Training.
  • UK-alum Joe Blanton was tendered a contract by the Phillies.
  • The Astros did offer contracts to Legends Hall of Famers Hunter Pence and Wandy Rodriguez.

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