Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 12/11/12
Andruw Jones is set to take his talent overseas as he is close to signing a one-year deal with the Rakuten Eagles of the Japan's Pacific League, for around $3.5mm, the Associated Press (via ESPN.com) reports. Jones played in 94 games last season for New York, batting .197/294/.408 with 14 home runs and 34 RBIs. The five-time All-Star and ten-time Gold Glover has 434 home runs in 17 season which included time with the Braves, Dodgers and Yankees. From 1998-2007, Jones hit at least 26 home runs each season, topping out at 51 home runs in 2005. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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