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Andruw Jones | Outfielder

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (41) / 4/23/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Andruw Jones has been hired by the Braves as a special assistant to baseball operations.
So his retirement is now official. According to's Mark Bowman, the former All-Star center fielder will "work with outfielders throughout the [Braves] organization and also aid with some international initiatives." Jones played for Atlanta from 1996-2007, slashing .263/.342/.497 with 368 home runs and 1,117 RBI in 1,761 games while collecting 10 straight National League Gold Glove Awards. Mon, Feb 29, 2016 01:21:00 PM

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According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Andruw Jones is expected to announce his retirement from professional baseball.

Jones had put some feelers out with the intention of returning to the big leagues in 2016, but without any offers he appears to be content to hang em up instead. He hasn't played in a major league game since he was a member of the Yankees during the 2012 season. The 38-year-old has clubbed 434 home runs over his 17 seasons in the big leagues.
Sat, Jan 30, 2016 01:38:00 PM

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, Andruw Jones is hoping for an opportunity in the majors in 2016.

Jones last played in the majors when he hit .197/.294/.408 with 14 homers and 35 RBI over 233 at-bats for the Yankees in 2012. The 38-year-old outfielder subsequently played two seasons of ball with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan. In February, it was reported that he wanted to return to the bigs. He didn't earn a contract last season, though, and he indicated to Cotillo that if he doesn't find interest from a major league club heading into the 2016 season, he'll retire.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 11:40:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Andruw Jones wants to return to major league baseball in 2015.

Jones, who will turn 38 in April, has spent the last two seasons in Japan, batting .243/.391/.454 with 26 homers in 2013 and .221/.394/.426 with 24 homers in 2014. His agent, Scott Boras, told Cafardo that "at least two teams" are interested in his client for a designated hitter/platoon role. Jones will undoubtedly have to accept a minor league deal and have to earn his way onto the Opening Day roster. He hit just .197/.294/.408 for the Yankees in 2012 in his last year in the majors, though he did launch 14 homers in 269 plate appearances.
Source: Boston Globe
Sun, Feb 1, 2015 10:39:00 AM

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, Andruw Jones has re-signed with the Rakuten Golden Eagles.

Jones drew interest this winter from a couple of major league teams, but he likes it in Japan and could opt to finish his career there. The 36-year-old outfielder tallied 26 home runs and 94 RBI in 143 games last season for the Rakuten Golden Eagles, who won the Japan Series title behind ace right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.
Tue, Jan 7, 2014 05:34:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of reports that some major league clubs have shown preliminary interest in Andruw Jones.

Jones played for the Rakuten Golden Eagles last season and would like to return to Japan, but it sounds like he might also have some options in the states. He made $3.5 million in Japan and obviously wouldn't get anywhere close to that from a major league club, so it's no surprise that he might prefer to stay overseas.
Fri, Jan 3, 2014 04:02:00 PM

The Rakuten Eagles plan to go forward with their one-year, $3.5 million agreement with Andruw Jones.

Jones was arrested early Christmas morning at his home near Atlanta, Georgia for allegedly dragging his wife down a staircase, grabbing her by the neck and threatening to kill her. But the Eagles aren't going to rip up the deal they've struck with him. "We received a report it was a domestic fight which escalated," Rakuten Eagles president Yozo Tachibana told Japanese media on Thursday. "Unless there is any more big surprises, we intend to go ahead as planned with his contract."
Source: Reuters
Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:51:00 AM

According to the Associated Press, Andruw Jones was arrested Tuesday after allegedly dragging his wife down a staircase, grabbing her neck and threatening to kill her.

The alleged fight happened around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after Jones' wife, Nicole Jones, asked him to help her prepare their home for Christmas morning. Jones was arrested and charged with battery, but he has since been released on bond. The 35-year-old recently signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract to play with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League.
Wed, Dec 26, 2012 12:25:00 PM

Andruw Jones was arrested for battery near Atlanta, Georgia at 4 a.m. on Christmas morning.

He has a booking page on the Gwinnett County Sheriff's website. There aren't many details available at this time, but the situation obviously doesn't sound good. Jones finalized a one-year, $3.5 million contract last week with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League.
Tue, Dec 25, 2012 04:48:00 PM

Andruw Jones has finalized a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League.

It's a nice payday for Jones, who was likely headed for a minor league deal had he remained in the states. The 35-year-old batted just .197/.294/.408 with 14 homers and a .701 OPS in 269 plate appearances with the Yankees this past season.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 10:16:00 AM

The Associated Press confirms that Andruw Jones is set to sign with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League.

The story was first reported by Nikkan Sports late last week. Jones is expected to make around $3.5 million. The 35-year-old batted just .197/.294/.408 with 14 homers and a .701 OPS in 269 plate appearances with the Yankees this past season and likely would have been looking at spring training invites if he wanted to stick around in MLB.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 10:13:00 AM

According to Nikkan Sports, Andruw Jones has signed with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League.

The deal is reportedly worth around $3.5 million in U.S. dollars. It's a surprising decision, as Jones will automatically become one of the biggest names ever to make the jump over to Japan, but he apparently preferred the guaranteed money over a potential spring training invite with an MLB team. The 35-year-old batted just 197/.294/.408 with 14 homers and 34 RBI in 233 at-bats for the Yankees last season. The 10-time Gold Glove award winner has a 254/.337/.486 career batting line to go along with with 434 homers and 1,289 RBI.
Fri, Dec 7, 2012 05:55:00 PM

Andruw Jones has been told by Yankees manager Joe Girardi that he will not be on the roster for the ALDS.

Jones really struggled down the stretch and also has a poor history against the Orioles' left-handed starters in his career. Eduardo Nunez is likely to serve as the Yankees' primary DH against lefties in the series.
Sat, Oct 6, 2012 06:00:00 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Andruw Jones is expected to be left off the Yankees postseason roster.

Sherman points out that Jones struggled down the stretch, and also has a poor history against Joe Saunders and Wei-Yin Chen. He speculates that Eduardo Nunez will serve as the DH against left-handed pitching while the decision for the final bench spot will come down to Brett Gardner or Jayson Nix.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 06:34:00 PM

Andruw Jones will bat cleanup and play right field Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

He'll bat fourth with left-hander J.A. Happ on the hill for Toronto. Nick Swisher is playing first base with Mark Teixeira (calf) sidelined. Steve Pearce, who batted cleanup in his Yankees' debut on Tuesday, will hit sixth and serve as the DH.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 12:06:00 PM

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