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Yankees Complete Signing of Andruw Jones to One-Year Contract

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Former All-Star outfielder Andruw Jones signed a one-year contract with the New York Yankees as the team began heading to spring training.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed today in a Yankees news release announcing the accord. The agreement is worth $2 million and Jones can earn up to $1.2 million more in performance incentives, the Associated Press reported on Jan. 20.

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 in both categories.

He hit 41 home runs the next season and 26 in 2007, the last of his 12 years with the Braves. Jones had 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 home runs and 48 RBIs 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.

Today is the voluntary spring training reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players, while position players can arrive beginning Feb. 19. The mandatory reporting date for all players is Feb. 26.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mason Levinson in New York at mlevinson@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net.

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