Leslie Anderson Biography

Cuban baseball playerFor the New Zealand cricketer, see Leslie Anderson (cricketer).In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Anderson and the second or maternal family name is Stephes.Baseball player

Leslie Anderson Stephes (born March 30, 1982 in Guantánamo) is a first baseman/outfielder who is currently a free agent.


  • 1 Career
  • 2 See also
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


Anderson previously played for the Cuban national baseball team and Camagüey of the Cuban National Series. He was part of Cuba's roster at the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Cl*ics.

Anderson, who is primarily a center fielder, hit .363 during the 2005-06 season. Anderson defected from Cuba and signed a four-year contract worth $1.7 million with the Tampa Bay Rays prior to the 2010 season. Released by the Rays after the 2013 season, Anderson signed with the Yomiuri Giants. He finished the 2014 NPB season with a batting average of .319, along with 15 home runs and 50 RBIs.

On 2 December 2016 it was confirmed that Anderson had been released by the Giants.

On May 6, 2017, Anderson signed with the Bravos de León of the Mexican Baseball League. He was released on May 29, 2017.

In 2020, Anderson became the second Cuban player after Erisbel Arruebarrena to come back to the Serie Nacional after defecting and playing for a Major League organization when he signed for the Toros de Camagüey.

See also

  • Baseball portal
  • List of baseball players who defected from Cuba


    External links

    • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or:ESPN, or:Fangraphs, or:Baseball Reference (Minors)
    • NPB stats
    • Cuban Baseball Career statistics

    Leslie Anderson