The Georgia native spent his first nine years with the Braves, and his first matchup with his former team comes Friday night in the opener of a three-game series.
Brian McCann hit a three-run homer, Stephen Drew also connected and the New York Yankees broke a five-game losing streak.
Jones was cut last Friday after New York acquired outfielder-infielder Dustin Ackley in a trade with Seattle.
McCann, who is hitting .255 with 18 home runs and 65 RBIs, suffered an inflamed MCL in his left knee during Tuesday night’s 13-3 victory over the Red Sox.
Brian McCann and Chris Young hit three-run homers during a nine-run burst in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees broke loose once again, romping past the Boston Red Sox 13-3 Tuesday night.
Alex Rodriguez returned from the All-Star break with a boom, hitting a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Friday night.
Brain McCann hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning, rallying the New York Yankees for a second time Friday night and giving them a 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Remember when Brian McCann was labeled as a player who couldn’t cut it in New York? That was a long time ago, it seems. These days, it’s hard to imagine the Yankees succeeding without him.
McCann first reported pain in the foot on May 24, when the foot and calf tightened on him during a game against Texas and he left after eight innings.
Brian McCann will spend the Yankees’ off day on Thursday hoping an MRI provides an answer for why his right foot has become troublesome.
Sonny Gray pitched eight innings for his sixth win of the season, Stephen Vogt drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 6-2 on Friday night.
Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig’s American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.
Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning and the New York Yankees romped past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday.
Brian McCann hit an early two-run homer, Andrew Miller got his major league-leading 13th save and the New York Yankees held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Friday night after taking a quick five-run lead.
Brian McCann hit a tiebreaking home run and Adam Warren pitched effectively into the sixth inning as the New York Yankees ended the Tampa Bay Rays’ five-game winning streak, 4-1 on Monday night.