Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 12/7/12
Andruw Jones will play in Japan next year. The one time MLB star has reportedly signed a deal worth $3.6 million to play for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Jones is guaranteed the money from the Golden Eagles, something he would not have been assured of had he accepted a deal stateside. Last year the 35-year-old hit .197/.294/.408 but did hit 14 home runs and drove in 34 RBI in 233 at-bats. Jones spent the last two seasons with the New York Yankees. Ten Gold Glove awards and 434 home runs highlight the time Jones played in the United States. His best season came in 2005 when he hit 51 home runs and drove in 128 runs for the Atlanta Braves. He played for the Braves from 1996 to 2007 before signing with the Los Angles Dodgers. He also played for the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox.
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