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Garrett Jones | First Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Garrett Jones launched his first home run as a Marlin Sunday, hitting a solo shot in a loss to the Phillies.
Jones' longball came in the fifth inning off of Kyle Kendrick. He also drew a walk on the day. The former Pirate has been hitting either fourth or fifth regularly for the Marlins so far but is sporting just a .224/.316/.327 batting line. Apr 13 - 5:29 PM

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Garrett Jones went 2-for-3 and homered in a second straight game Saturday against the Mets.

Jones' slump appears to be over; he was in a 4-for-38 skid before going 4-for-6 with two homers the last two days.
Mar 22 - 4:17 PM

Garrett Jones went 0-for-3 against the Yankees on Sunday and is in a 2-for-31 slump.

We think Jones is done as a useful major leaguer, but that didn't stop the Marlins from giving him a two-year, $7.5 million contract and a guaranteed starting job over the winter. He'll likely be the team's cleanup hitter against right-handers, at least for a month or two.
Mar 16 - 5:59 PM

Garrett Jones hit a two-run homer off Carlos Martinez in the Marlins' 5-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

After agreeing to a two-year, $7.5 million contract in December, Jones is slated to be the Marlins' cleanup hitter, at least against righties. The Marlins may give him a chance to start against lefties as well, but Jeff Baker is the much better choice to play first on those days.
Feb 28 - 4:38 PM

Marlins signed 1B Garrett Jones to a two-year, $7.5 million contract.

The contract was agreed to on Monday and then finalized Tuesday after Jones passed his pre-signing physical. The 32-year-old batted just .233 with a .289 on-base percentage in 2013 for the Pirates, but he has some power and fares pretty well against right-handed pitching. Miami will presumably use him in a first base platoon.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 05:35:00 PM

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have finalized their two-year deal with Garrett Jones.

An official announcement is expected Monday for the two-year contract, which is believed to be worth $7.5 million. Jones batted just .233/.289/.419 in 440 plate appearances this past season for the Pirates. He's expected to platoon at first base for the Fish.
Source: MLBlogs
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 09:50:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins are "closing in" on a deal with Garrett Jones.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald says Jones will get $7-8 million on a two-year deal. Jones hit only .233/.289/.419 across 440 plate appearances in 2013, but he's not a bad platoon guy with a career .271/.337/.489 line against right-handed pitching. Once Jones is officially aboard with the Fish, expect Miami to go all out in pursuing a trade of Logan Morrison.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 01:49:00 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have had "serious discussions" with Garrett Jones.

They would want him as a first baseman, which means Logan Morrison could be on his way out. Jackson says the club will explore trade options for LoMo over the next week and could flip him for a third baseman. Jones was non-tendered by the Pirates earlier this week after hitting .233/.289/.419 across 440 plate appearances in 2013.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 10:06:00 AM

Pirates non-tendered 1B/OF Garrett Jones.

He's officially a free agent now after being designated for assignment last week. Jones hit only .233/.289/.419 across 440 plate appearances in 2013, but he's a career .271/.337/.489 hitter against right-handed pitching. He'll be on someone's Opening Day roster in 2014.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 12:31:00 AM

Pirates designated 1B Garrett Jones for assignment.

Jones was due a raise this winter in his third year of salary arbitration and the Pirates didn't want to pay it after watching him bat just .233/.289/.419 across 440 plate appearances in 2013. The 32-year-old left-handed hitter does have some decent raw power and should be able to attract interest from multiple teams.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 01:18:00 PM

Garrett Jones went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

Jones drove in two runs with a double in the first inning, connected for a solo homer in the fourth (the 100th of his career), and singled home a run in the fifth. The 32-year-old entered the night with just seven hits and four RBI through his previous 23 games this month, but he broke through at just the right time for the Pirates.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 10:04:00 PM

Garrett Jones hit a solo homer off Homer Bailey in Sunday's win over the Reds.

It was Jones' only hit in three at-bats. Jones, sitting on a five-game hitting streak, is now batting .259/.309/.445 and is on pace for 17 homers. Over his career, he has hit much better when playing the outfield as opposed to first base. Keep that in mind if the Pirates deal for a first baseman such as Justin Morneau or Kendrys Morales.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Garrett Jones had just one hit Sunday, but it was a big one, as he launched a game-tying two-run homer in the eighth inning in a comeback win over the Reds.

Instead of bringing in Aroldis Chapman with two outs and a runner on to face Jones, who is feeble against left-handed pitching, Reds manager Dusty Baker stuck with Jonathan Broxton. Jones creamed a ball down the right field line that just stayed fair and landed in the Allegheny River on the fly, something that had only been done once before. It was Jones' sixth homer of the season.
Sun, Jun 2, 2013 05:27:00 PM

Garrett Jones had a big day at the plate Friday against the Mets, going 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored.

Jones also doubled twice. The three-run shot was originally ruled as in play, but it was switched to a home run after instant replay review. Fortunately for the Pirates, the umpires got it right this time. With his pop against right-handers, Jones should continue to have value in mixed leagues which allow daily lineup changes.
Fri, May 10, 2013 10:20:00 PM

Garrett Jones hit a two-run homer Monday in a losing cause against the Brewers.

Jones was in a bit of a power drought until Sunday, but now he's suddenly hitting .319 with three homers and 15 RBI for the season. All three of the homers have come in road games. Just like last year, he's having a tough time when the Pirates are home at PNC Park.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 11:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Greg Dobbs
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Derek Dietrich
3Jeff Baker
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Nathan Eovaldi
3Jacob Turner
4Henderson Alvarez
5Tom Koehler
6Kevin Slowey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Dan Jennings
5Carlos Marmol
6Brad Hand
7Arquimedes Caminero