Former Bearcat pitcher picked up by Miami Marlins, earns starting spot for Batavia Muckdogs

Published 4:35 pm Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Pitcher Marty Anderson of the Florence Freedom has signed a contract with the Miami Marlins.

Anderson graduated from Bainbridge High School in 2011. His senior year, he was awarded the 2011 Class AAAAA Pitcher of the Year. His coach was Scott Miller.

This will be Anderson’s second stint in affiliated baseball. The left-hander signed with the New York Mets organization in 2017 and was assigned to the Brooklyn Cyclones (Single-A short season) before being promoted to the Columbia Fireflies (Single-A full season). He made seven starts in Columbia, and struck out 36 batters over 31.1 innings.

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With the Freedom in 2018, Anderson appeared in nine games and made three starts. He posted a 2.45 ERA over 25.2 innings, and struck out 33 batters.

Anderson will now be playing on the Batavia Muckdogs.

“We were told to start getting Marty innings out of the bullpen to get him another shot at affiliated baseball, so we did just that, and it paid off,” said Freedom manager Dennis Pelfrey. He continued, “Marty has great stuff as a pitcher and can get any hitter out. He has come a long way since 2015. We are very happy for him, and he will be tough to replace.”

Anderson is the son of Dan and Patricia Anderson, of Bainbridge.

In total, the Freedom have now sent 40 players to affiliated baseball, including seven over the past two seasons.