Florida Marlins Close In On Jacque Jones

Eli GreenspanSenior Analyst IMay 17, 2008

The Marlins and Jacque Jones are closing in on a one-year contract, according to the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.

Jones is looking to get back on the field as soon as possible, and the Marlins make a lot of sense, considering they have had interest in him since July of last season.

Jones saw a huge drop in power from 2006 to 2007, leading to him being traded in the offseason. He was batting .165 with one HR in 24 games for the Tigers this season, but the Marlins hope a move could jump-start his season.

Jones typically does not get off to the best starts, as he usually heats up in July. That was the case last season, and I'm sure the Marlins would like him to help lead the Marlins to a surprising first-place finish.

His agent, Damon Lapa, denied a comment on the deal, but said there are still other teams in on Jones' services.

A deal should come by early next week.