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Winter ball? Who cares says Brian Anderson

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[Scott Merkin]:
The second half of the Mexican League's current winter schedule will begin with a roster spot reserved for Brian Anderson on the team known as Aguilas de Mexicali.

Judging by Anderson's recent comments, though, this particular opening looks as if it will stay vacant for the foreseeable future. The White Sox top pick in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft won't be adding on any offseason at-bats to compensate for a 2007 season shortened by injury and continued big league struggles.

"If the White Sox are really worried about me getting at-bats, well, I sat on [the bench] and had 17 at-bats for the whole first month [last season]," said Anderson of a possible winter playing stint in Mexico during an interview with MLB.com. "Apparently, at-bats weren't that important.

"I haven't really thought about that. I'm not sure what's going on because nobody [from the White Sox] has contacted me about what's going on.

"I'm not a 6-year-old. It would be nice to talk to someone and find out why I'm going there and as to how it will benefit me, instead of someone saying, 'You are going down there,'" Anderson added. "If someone wants to come and tell me something, I can handle it. If I can handle hitting .225 in the big leagues, I can handle getting news that's not too great about me."

BTW, couldn't BA buy some water bottles last winter too?

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