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Andruw Jones | Outfielder

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/23/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jan 7 - 5:34 PM

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Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com 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.
Jan 3 - 4:02 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

Andruw Jones continued his recent power surge on Tuesday night in New York, belting a three-run homer in the Yankees' 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays.

While he's never going to hit for a high average, Jones still knows how to leave the yard. Especially when facing left-handed pitching. He's now batting .239 with 12 homers and 25 RBI on the season, including five long balls in his last six contests. He has very little value in weekly fantasy leagues, but can be an asset for those seeking power in daily formats.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 10:44:00 PM

Andruw Jones hit his fourth homer in three games and drove in three runs Sunday against the Red Sox.

Jones had a two-run homer and an RBI single tonight. He's hit 11 homers in a mere 127 at-bats for the Yankees this season.
Mon, Jul 9, 2012 12:23:00 AM

Andruw Jones went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo homers in Saturday's win over the Red Sox.

Jones went deep in the first and fourth innings. While he's hitting just .237 on the year, he has nine home runs in 118 at-bats. The 35-year-old remains a useful source of power in AL-only leagues.
Sat, Jul 7, 2012 03:49:00 PM

Andruw Jones went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Sunday afternoon's victory over the Mets.

Jones is batting just .232 with a .319 OBP in 33 games this season as a part-time designated hitter and outfielder. He does have six home runs in 82 at-bats, but the 35-year-old carries little-to-no fantasy value.
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 10:55:00 AM

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