New York Yankees Nearing a Deal with Andruw Jones

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IJanuary 17, 2011

CHICAGO - AUGUST 25: Andruw Jones #25 of the Chicago White Sox hits the ball against the Baltimore Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field on August 25, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Orioles defeated the White Sox 4-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Via Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports:

"Y! source: Andruw Jones nearing a one-year deal with Yankees. Not done yet, however."

The Yankees have been looking for a right-handed-hitting outfielder to complement the lefties, Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner, in their lineup.

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.


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