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Dodgers in talks with Garret Anderson

January 30, 2010 | 12:30 pm

Garret Anderson could be on his way back to Southern California.

The Dodgers are exploring the idea of signing Anderson to be their fourth outfielder and have been in contact with his agent, Scott Boras, according to multiple sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because talks are ongoing.

Anderson, who played 15 years of his 16-year career with the Angels, hit .268 with 13 home runs and 61 runs batted in over 135 games for the Atlanta Braves last season. He started 124 games in left field and earned $2.5 million.

Anderson turns 38 in June.

Anderson is among the handful of veteran free agents the Dodgers are looking at to replace Juan Pierre, who was traded to the Chicago White Sox this off-season. Jason Repko and Xavier Paul are the leading in-house candidates for the job.

-- Dylan Hernandez

Photo: Braves outfielder Garret Anderson connects for a two-run single last season against the Marlins. Credit: Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press