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Leesman, Anderson to join club on Sunday

Leesman, Anderson to join club on Sunday


BOSTON -- Left-handed pitcher Charlie Leesman and catcher Bryan Anderson will be called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday when rosters expand, per manager Robin Ventura's comments Saturday.

Anderson, 26, has 25 games of big league experience with the Cardinals and will serve as the team's third catcher behind Josh Phegley and Tyler Flowers. Leesman made a spot start on Aug. 9 for the White Sox and could get another start in September, but he will work in the bullpen.

"If we can find some room for him to work [in the bullpen], that's probably where it's going to happen first before he becomes a starter," said Ventura of Leesman, who will work as a reliever in the Arizona Fall League. "But I'm not going to just say he's a reliever."

Ventura expects there to be more callups when the team is in New York starting Monday.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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