Yankees finalize 1-year deal with Andruw Jones

The Yankees finally made the Andruw Jones signing official today, finalizing a $2 million one-year deal plus incentives, according to an announcement made by the team.

Jones had a .384 OBP and a .923 OPS against left handers and played a decent right and left field last season and the Yankees have re-signed him hoping to get more of the same next year.

He has incentives in the deal that will give him $45K once he reaches 100 and 125 plate appearances, then $70K for 150, 175, 200, and 225 PA’s, $170K for 250 and 275 PA’s, $220K for 300 and 325 PA’s, and finally $300K for 350 plate appearances.

Essentially he can earn an additional $1.45 million if he gets up 350 times. He had 222 plate appearances last season meaning he would have earned an extra $300K under the same parameters last season.

The Yankees 40-man roster is now full so the Yankees will need to designate somebody for assignment when Hiroki Kuroda is officially added to the roster.┬áRighty Kevin Whelan is probably the most vunerable, but I wouldn’t consider Rule 5 pick Brad Meyers or outfielder Melky Mesa safe either.

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3 Responses to Yankees finalize 1-year deal with Andruw Jones

  1. john says:

    What did Jones do off LEFT handers?.

    • Bronx_Knight says:

      It says right above what the right-handed Jones' numbers were against left-handed pitching. If you're asking how Jones did against right-handers, he pretty much sucked: in 64 at-bats, his line was BA .172 OBP .303 SLG .406.

  2. Tony says:

    Good now offically sign Kurduo and dump Whelan on the street and trade AJ or Hughes or Garcia