Andruw Jones to sign in Japan

Updated: December 11, 2012, 11:52 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- The Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League say they are set to sign veteran major league outfielder Andruw Jones.

The 35-year-old Jones became a free agent after playing for the New York Yankees the last two seasons, and the Eagles said he is expected to complete a deal after undergoing a physical.

Jones played in 94 games last season for New York, batting .197 with 14 home runs.

Jones is a five-time All-Star and has 10 Gold Gloves.

He hit 434 career home runs over 17 seasons in the major leagues and could provide a boost for the Eagles, whose 52 homers were the fewest in Japan last season.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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