New York Yankees Sign Outfielder Andruw Jones to 1-Year Contract, AP Says

Outfielder Andruw Jones agreed on a $1.2 million, one-year contract with the New York Yankees, according to the Associated Press.

The signing is subject to Jones’s passing a physical, and he can earn more money through performance incentives, AP said, citing an unidentified person familiar with the negotiations. Jason Zillo, a spokesman for the Yankees, declined to comment in an e-mail.

Jones, a five-time All-Star who’s won 10 Gold Gloves for his defense, had 51 home runs with 128 runs batted in for the Atlanta Braves in 2005 to lead the National League.

He hit 41 homers the next season and 26 in 2007, the last of his 12 years with the Braves. Jones played an injury-plagued season for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 and another with the Texas Rangers in 2009. Last season, he batted .230 with 19 homers and 48 RBI for the Chicago White Sox. He has a career .256 batting average.

In New York, the 33-year-old will join an outfield that includes Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher.

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