Knee tightness sidelines Anderson

Knee tightness sidelines Anderson

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Garret Anderson removed himself from the lineup on Sunday in Mesa, where the Angels were facing the Cubs, with lingering tightness in his right knee.

Anderson is in the midst of a good spring despite the nagging issue with his leg. The Angels' veteran left fielder is hitting .350 in nine games with a .550 slugging percentage. He has four doubles and five RBIs in 20 at-bats.

Anderson played on Saturday in Tempe against the Diamondbacks, doubling and driving home a run in two at-bats.

Anderson is expected to share the designated hitter role primarily with Vladimir Guerrero and Gary Matthews Jr. in a rotation, with Matthews moving back and forth from left to right depending on whether Anderson or Guerrero is the DH.

Lyle Spencer is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.