Via Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports:
"Y! source: Andruw Jones nearing a one-year deal with Yankees. Not done yet, however."
Jones fits that description well, and the Yankees have been having discussions with him for some time now.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported this morning that the two sides are still apart on money but notes that it shouldn’t be too difficult to come to a compromise. He does note that they are still interested in Johnny Damon as a backup if they can’t reach an agreement with Jones.
Jones has earned just $500,000 over the past two years, but after somewhat turning his career around, he’s most definitely looking for a pay raise.
- January 16, 2011 -- Rumors: Yankees Step Up Pursuit of Andrew Jones
- January 3, 2011 -- Heyman: Yankees Might Consider Andruw Jones or Johnny Damon
- January 10, 2011 -- Rumors: Andruw Jones is Yankees Top Choice, 2 Sides Talking
- January 6, 2011 -- Rumors: Johnny Damon Still Hoping to be a Yankee