- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 14, 2009

PHOENIX (AP) - Brian Anderson hopes this is the year he develops into a big-time hitter.

A defensive whiz who has been inconsistent at the plate for the White Sox, Anderson sure looked good Saturday. He hit two home runs, including a game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Chicago an 8-4 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Anderson is locked in a competition with DeWayne Wise for the starting center field job. Jerry Owens seems to be trailing.

If Wise wins the job, Anderson could be the fourth outfielder because of his fielding prowess. But he’s hoping to burst on the scene this season as a hitter.

He pointed to St. Louis outfielder Ryan Ludwick, who emerged suddenly last year as an elite hitter.

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