Anderson, Dunning agree to professional contracts.


In this file photo, Florida pitcher Shaun Anderson throws against the Georgia Bulldogs in April. Anderson agreed to a $700,000 deal with the Boston Red Sox Sunday.

Matt Stamey/Staff photographer/File
Published: Monday, July 4, 2016 at 8:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 4, 2016 at 8:59 p.m.

Florida junior Shaun Anderson agreed to terms Sunday with the Boston Red Sox, the team which drafted him in the third round of last month's MLB draft.

Anderson posted 13 saves, had a 1.05 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 33 appearances (43 innings) as the Gators' closer this past season. He was assigned to the Class A Short-Season Lowell Spinners, the team announced Sunday. Anderson's deal is worth $700,000.

On Saturday, Anderson's UF teammate Dane Dunning signed with the Washington Nationals.

Dunning was the Nationals' second first-round selection (29th overall) in last month's MLB draft. His deal is worth $2 million.

The right-hander appeared mostly in relief for the Gators this season, going 6-3 with a 2.29 ERA in 33 appearances.

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