Jones posted via Instagram he agreed to a two-year deal with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan on Tuesday. Jones didn't end up securing a contract for 2019 until joining the Diamondbacks in March, so he'll now head to Japan for a two-year deal that includes $8 million guaranteed. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the deal also includes a team option for 2022, and the 34-year-old could earn up to $15.5 million total if he reaches all the included incentives. Jones slashed .260/.313/.414 with 16 home runs and 67 RBI in 137 games with Arizona last season after spending the previous 11 years with Baltimore.
Jones (hamstring) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Padres. Unsurprisingly, Jones will sit the season finale after exiting Saturday's game with right hamstring tightness. Tim Locastro will start in right field and bat sixth.
Jones left Saturday's game against the Padres with right hamstring tightness. Jones went 0-for-1 prior to be replaced in right field for the start of the fourth inning. The veteran outfielder's status for Sunday's season finale remains up in the air.
Jones is not starting Wednesday against the Cardinals. Jones played 10 innings during Tuesday's 19-inning win over the Cardinals, going 0-for-5 with a strikeout. He's now hitting just .170 through 12 games this month. The Diamondbacks are going with an outfield consisting of Josh Rojas, Tim Locastro and Abraham Almonte in Wednesday's series finale.
Jones is not in the lineup Tuesday against St. Louis. Jones has hit just .190/.227/.286 in the month of September. Abraham Almonte starts in right field in his absence.