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Yankees sign Jones

Posted on: January 20, 2011 4:19 pm
 
Andruw Jones
As has been expected for the past week, the Yankees have signed Andruw Jones to be their fourth outfielder. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com has confirmed that Jones will get $2 million with another $1.2 million in incentives.

In recent years Jones, 33, hasn't been anywhere near the numbers he put up in his prime, as he's batted .212/.312/.412 since 2007 with the Braves, Dodgers, Rangers and White Sox. But when healthy he's still a plus defensive player and he still has pretty good pop, hitting 19 homers last season in just 278 at-bats. His right-handed bat is a good fit with the Yankees, whose starters include two left-handers (Brett Gardner and Curtis Granderson) and a switch hitter (Nick Swisher). Jones batted .256 against left-handers last season.

-- David Andriesen

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Comments

Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Yankees sign Jones

any extra home runs/rbi's is always a good thing-for what they're paying him........why not!



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Yankees sign Jones

Jones will be fine just as soon as he rehires his old pharmacist...er, trainer.


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