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Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - The Anaheim and outfielder have agreed to a four-year contract extension with a club option for the 2009 season. "We stated before that signing Garret to a contract extension was a priority," said general manager Bill Stoneman. "We are extremely pleased to announce this deal, keeping Garret in an uniform through 2008 and possibly longer."

Anderson is in his 10th full season with the , who will play their home opener Tuesday night. He enters the contest against Seattle with a .387 batting average through seven games this year, posting 12 hits in 31 at-bats with two home runs and four runs batted in.

Last year, Anderson hit .315 with 29 homers and 116 RBI in 159 games. He was voted the team's MVP for the third consecutive season and for the fourth time in his career.

Anderson, the club's all-time hits leader with 1,645, is a two-time All-Star who garnered MVP honors at last July's Mid-Summer Classic.

A fourth-round pick of the in 1990, the 31-year-old Anderson has 195 career home runs with a .300 batting average. He needs just five homers to join Brian Downing and as the only players to reach 200 home runs in an uniform.

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