TOKYO (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Rakuten Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League said that they are set to sign veteran Major League outfielder Andruw Jones.
The 35-year-old Jones became a free agent after playing for the New York Yankees the last two seasons, and the Eagles said he is expected to complete a deal after undergoing a physical.
Jones played in 94 games last season for New York, batting .197 with 14 home runs. In 2011, he hit .247 with 13 homers and 33 RBIs in 77 games for the Bronx Bombers.
Jones is a five-time All-Star and has 10 Gold Gloves. He hit 434 career home runs over 17 seasons in the Major Leagues and could provide a boost for the Eagles, whose 52 homers were the fewest in Japan last season.
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