Yankees re-sign Andruw Jones

The Yankees reached an agreement with outfielder Andruw Jones on one-year deal worth $2 million with another possible $1.4 million in incentives, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal is pending a physical.

Jones, who will be 35 this April, was brought in to the Yankees last season to hit lefties and provide adequet defense in all the outfield and he did it perfectly. Against lefties, he put up a .384 OBP and .923 OPS. In the outfield, he played both right and left fields and had a collective UZR of 2.7. So of course they wanted to bring him back to fulfill the same exact role again next year.

Once the deal becomes official, the Yankees will need to remove somebody from the 40-man roster. Kevin Whelan and Ramiro Pena are the two most likely to get cut. My guess it will be Whelan and Pena will get cut once they sign Hiroyuki Nakajima or re-sign Eric Chavez.

You can take a look at the entire 40-man roster here.

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3 Responses to Yankees re-sign Andruw Jones

  1. Anthony says:


  2. John says:

    Good move. For the bench.

  3. Mickeyd7 says:

    Sign Damon for 2 million with 1.4 million in incentives the same amount Andruw Jones agreed to for one year.

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