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Cops: Former Yankee Andruw Jones Arrested Following Domestic Dispute

Andruw Jones mugshot (credit: Gwinnett County Detention Center)

Andruw Jones mugshot (credit: Gwinnett County Detention Center)

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DULUTH, Ga. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Former Yankees outfielder Andruw Jones has been freed on bond following an arrest on a battery charge, according to jail records.

The former star Atlanta Braves player was arrested in suburban Atlanta early Tuesday.

Around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call for a domestic dispute between Jones and his wife in Duluth.

Gwinnett County Detention Center records say Jones was booked into the jail around 3:45 a.m. and had been released on $2,400 bond by 11 a.m.

Once one of the premier players in the big leagues, Jones broke into the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1996 and won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves from 1998-07 as their center fielder. He has 434 career home runs over the span of 17 seasons in the majors.

Jones earlier this month signed a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League.

The Yankees first signed Jones in January 2011 and then announced they were re-signing the backup right-handed hitter in January of this year.

Jones announced earlier this month that he was leaving the Yankees to play for the Golden Eagles.

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