Andruw Jones to sign in Japan
All Downhill After 30
Through his age-29 season, Andruw Jones was on his way to a Hall of Fame career thanks to big power and sparkling center-field defense. But his career fell off a cliff after he turned 30.
Andruw Jones' average season
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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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