Both the Yankees and Andruw Jones have expressed a mutual interest in the outfielder returning to the Bronx next year, but so far there has not been any progress toward a contract, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.
Feinsand added that there are “several” teams that have been interested in Jones this offseason including the Red Sox.
Jones was perfect for the Yankees last season. He was brought in to be a right handed bat off the bench while playing solid defense. He did that and even brought a strong positive club house presence to the team.
He earned $2 million last season and because of his success and competition from other teams interested in signing him, Jones seems in line for a raise. I doubt anybody would offer him more than a one, maybe two, year deal.