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Free Agent Andruw Jones has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Yankees

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Yankees have signed a veteran outfielder to their roster. The Yankees have agreed to terms with Andruw Jones on a 1-year, $2 million contract.

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman first reported the signing. Jones and the Yankees have been in talks for a few weeks, before finalizing the contract.

Chicago White Sox outfielder Andruw Jones bats against the Detroit Tigers during the game
Andruw Jones bats against the Detroit Tigers during the game (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Jones could make an additional $1.2 million in performance-based incentives.

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As a Yankee, he will serve as their fourth outfielder and occasional designated hitter. Former starting catcher Jorge Posada will primarily fill the designated hitter role.

Jones joins an outfield group that consists of Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson, and Nick Swisher.

In 107 games last season with the Chicago White Sox, he had a .230 batting average in 278 at-bats. He had 19 home runs and 48 RBIs.

The Yankees are also Jones’ fourth team in the past four seasons. After playing the majority of his career with the Atlanta Braves, where he played from 1996 through 2007, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008.

He also played for the Texas Rangers in 2009 and the White Sox in 2010.

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In his long career, Jones has had a career with a .256 batting average in 2,025 games. He also has a .338 on-base percentage and a .488 slugging percentage.

Jones has had 1,840 hits, including 368 doubles and 36 triples. He has hit 407 home runs in 7,176 at-bats.

He has also had 152 stolen bases in his career. He has walked 834 times and struck out 1,615 times.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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