NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – The Yankees have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Andruw Jones for $2 million plus $1.2 million in performance bonuses.
The 33-year-old Jones, brought in as a right-handed-hitting backup to Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher, made an impact against New York in his rookie season, homering twice for Atlanta at Yankee Stadium in the 1996 World Series opener.
After hitting a career-best 51 homers for the Braves in 2005 and 41 the following year, his career nosedived.
His home runs dropped to 26 during his final season with Atlanta and he hit three in 2007, his one injury-decimated season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jones rebounded to hit 17 homers for the Chicago White Sox in 2009 and had 19 last season for the White Sox to go along with a .230 average and 48 RBIs.
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