Jones officially back

January, 25, 2012
1/25/12
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Here's another one for the Old News dept.: The Yankees formally announced today that they had re-signed Andruw Jones to a one-year deal, something we've known since last year. (Dec. 30, to be exact). In 2011, Jones, 34, hit .247 with 13 home runs and 33 RBI in 190 at-bats, mostly as a DH against left-handed pitching, a role he is expected to assume again in 2012. And no wonder -- Jones batted .286 with a .384 on-base percentage and .540 slugging percentage and eight of his home runs against lefties last season. He hit just .172 against righties.
Jones will be paid a $2 million base salary with incentives based on plate appearances that could add another $1.4 million.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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