Andruw Jones Agrees To Terms With Yankees

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.

How do you feel about this acquisition? Comment below

  • dabooch

    Exactly what was wrong with Tymes? The guy produced and for his efforts he was replaced. That is what is wrong with the Black Book management, which is the style Cashman and Gerardi rely on. The trouble is The Black Book has no heart, no pulse, just like the clowns relying on it.

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  • Mary

    I wouldn’t have made the deal for him.

  • James

    Obvious juice head gone soft

  • Sean S

    He’s not the brightest guy, he threw away a 5-tool skill set to be a roided up power guy, and he’s never been a winner; doesn’t feel like a Yankee to me. He’s this year’s Randy Winn, a guy who’s over the hill, has no bat speed, can only hit mediocre pitching, and will be released by the All-Star break.

  • Al

    Roll players are an important part of a good bench. He is not every day player, but he does not have to be. I think he will contribute in a positive way.

  • Domenic

    Ten years ago it would have been a great pickup.

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