Anderson guaranteed $1.725 million

Updated: April 13, 2010, 5:22 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Cuban outfielder-first baseman Leslie Anderson and the Tampa Bay Rays reached agreement Tuesday on a four-year contract worth a minimum of $1,725,000.

The 28-year-old Anderson hit .381 with 13 homers and 61 RBIs for Cuba's Camaguey during the 2008-09 season, his ninth with the team. He played for Cuba in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Anderson was assigned to extended spring training at the team's facility in Port Charlotte.

"Anderson is the ...

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