Yankees Sign Andruw Jones to 1-Year $2M Deal with Incentives
The Yankees have come to an agreement with outfielder Andruw Jones on a one-year deal worth $2 million with another $1.2 million in possible incentives, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.
Jones, 33, is expected to be the fourth outfielder. He’s a right handed bat who is expected to compliment the Yankees left handed hitting outfielders Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner.
Jones hit .230 with a .827 OPS and 19 home runs over 278 at bats last year. Against lefties, what they hired him for, he hit .256 with a .931 OPS and eight home runs over 86 at bats.
Jones was one of the best defensive outfielders in baseball in his prime. Today he is certainly not that good anymore, but he is decent. His overall UZR in the outfield last year was 0.7. He was strongest in right field with a 11.6 UZR/150.
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