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Yankees officially re-sign Andruw Jones

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 25, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees finally made this move official. Here’s the announcement. 

The New York Yankees today announced they have re-signed five-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove Award-winning outfielder Andruw Jones to a one-year Major League contract.

Jones, 34, batted .247 (47-for-190) with 27 runs, eight doubles, 13 home runs and 33 RBI in 77 games in his debut season with the Yankees in 2011, appearing in 39 games in left field, 19 games in right field and 16 games at designated hitter. He recorded his highest average, on-base percentage (.356) and slugging percentage (.495) since 2006. Following the All-Star break, he hit .291 (30-for-103), including a .344 (21-for-61) mark off left-handers in the second half. Overall, he batted .286 (36-for-126) off left-handed pitching with 16 of his 36 hits off lefties going for extra bases (eight doubles and 8HR).

Jones is a 16-year Major League veteran, appearing in 2,102 combined games with Atlanta (1996-2007), Los Angeles-NL (2008), Texas (2009), Chicago-AL (2010) and the Yankees (2011). He owns a .256 (1,887-for-7,366) career batting average with 376 doubles, 36 triples, 420 home runs and 1,255 RBI, and is one of four players all time—and the only active player—with at least 400 career home runs and 10 Gold Glove Awards, joining Ken Griffey Jr., Willie Ways and Mike Schmidt.

Originally signed by the Braves as a non-drafted free agent in 1993, Jones ranks 45th on Baseball’s all-time home runs list, hitting at least 25 homers in 10 consecutive seasons from 1998-2007 (tied for fourth-most such seasons among active players currently signed with a Major League team) and recording seven seasons of 30-or-more home runs. He has also collected at least 100 RBI in a season five times and scored at least 100 runs four times. He is a career .262 (497-for-1,894) batter against left-handed pitchers with 110 home runs.

Jones’s defense garnered him 10 consecutive Gold Glove Awards with the Braves from 1998-2007, making him one of just five outfielders in Major League history to win the honor that many times – also Roberto Clemente (12), Willie Mays (12), Ken Griffey Jr. (10) and Al Kaline (10). Over the last three seasons (2009-11), has combined in left field and right field for a .987 fielding percentage (three errors, 233 total chances). He is a career .273 (65-for-238) batter in the postseason with eight doubles, 10 home runs and 34 RBI, appearing in 76 career playoff games.

A native of Willemstad, Curacao, Jones became the third player from Curacao to reach the Majors when he made his debut at 19 years, three months and 23 days old on August 15, 1996 with Atlanta, joining Yankees outfielder Hensley Meulens and Florida’s Ralph Milliard.

The Yankees’ 40-man roster now stands at 40.

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58 Responses to “Yankees officially re-sign Andruw Jones”

  1. Ys Guy January 25th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    THERE’S a shocker…

  2. stuckey January 25th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Heard something about his dropping 15 lbs this offseason.

    Has that been widely circulated?

  3. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    From the last thread:

    “Still think it’s absurd, mind you, but I believe you believe it and your comments from coming from that POV.”

    Rick?

    Yet Girardi has done it before very recently, at least temporarily, so why wouldn’t it be credible that he would do it again, at least temporarily, with the hope that a trade would negate the need?

    All I’m requesting that he says nothing, rather than ruling it out.

    Absurd must mean something different than the dictionary definition.

  4. Crawdaddy January 25th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    After all the controversy with the six man rotation last season and how CC pitched during it, I doubt anybody in baseball was surprise by Girardi’s comment from today.

  5. dogface January 25th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    All I’m requesting that he says nothing, rather than ruling it out

    ========================

    Is it all that different than Cashman shouting for the world to hear “I’m looking to trade some of my excess pitching for a bat”???

  6. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Cashman had to know that trading Montero, especially for a starter who wasn’t an established ace, would produce controversy. It didn’t stop him.

  7. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    “Is it all that different than Cashman shouting for the world to hear “I’m looking to trade some of my excess pitching for a bat”???”

    I guess the “Bubba is my CF” Cashman has turned over a new leaf.

  8. Ys Guy January 25th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    “yankees traded pitching for offense?

    interesting.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    they picked up willie, ken brett and doc ellis for doc medich
    ellis had a great year with the yankees in 76. and they got willie. don’t know who they moved ken brett for…

  9. austinmac January 25th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Stuckey,

    That 15 lb. bowling ball he dropped almost broke a toe.

  10. Jerkface January 25th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    What a great website, thank you, SG.

    Tex vs righties 7/1 to End Of Season: .210 .289 .360

  11. Ys Guy January 25th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    from the wikipedia entry on doc ellis:
    “May 1, 1974, game against Cincinnati
    Ellis attempted to hit every batter in the Cincinnati Reds lineup on May 1, 1974, as retaliation for the macing incident in Cincinnati two years earlier. Ellis hit Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and Dan Driessen in the top of the first inning. Cleanup batter Tony Perez avoided Ellis’s attempts—instead, drawing a walk; and, after two pitches that he aimed at the head of Johnny Bench, Ellis was removed from the game by manager Danny Murtaugh. Ellis’s box score for the game reads as follows: 0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K”

    didn’ t the red’s kick his a ss in the WS?

    he also beaned reggie after jackson hit a monster shot off him in the ASG.

  12. Ys Guy January 25th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    “Cashman had to know that trading Montero, especially for a starter who wasn’t an established ace, would produce controversy. It didn’t stop him.”
    ===============================
    well, even if you hate cashman and hate the trade, and i know 2 of you do both, you have to give him credit for calling the shot and making a move he believes will work. at least he’s not sitting on his hands. his last big trade worked out well.

  13. stuckey January 25th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    “Yet Girardi has done it before very recently, at least temporarily, so why wouldn’t it be credible that he would do it again, at least temporarily, with the hope that a trade would negate the need?”

    And here is the crux of the matter. You don’t choose to plot a very uncommon course that would require a substantially different spring training and in-year preparation routine out of a need, “need” in this case being defined as the needs of two of Hughes/Burnett/Garcia.

    Making a major adjustment to Sabathia, Pineda, Kuroda and Nova AND one of Hughes/Burnett/Garica in deference to the other two of that last group makes no sense (to me) at all. Its an utter mismanagement of priorities.

    You do it because you think it would maximize the effectiveness of the rotation and is anchors, not the other way around.

    I get intellectually the arguments can (and have) been made. I just fail to see the equation as proposed being in any way, shape or form practical or wise, though that apparently isn’t stopping you from believing in their validity.

  14. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    “well, even if you hate cashman and hate the trade, and i know 2 of you do both, you have to give him credit for calling the shot and making a move he believes will work. at least he’s not sitting on his hands. his last big trade worked out well.”

    It’s not personal.

    Anyway, why? I’ll give him credit for being against giving A-Rod that contract, for wanting to hold the line on Jeter’s contract to an extent, for not trading for Santana and waiting for CC, for some other stuff, I’m sure, but…

    I can’t give him credit for a move that I think entails an imprudent risk.

  15. Best To Ever Do It January 25th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Rich in NJ January 25th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Cashman had to know that trading Montero, especially for a starter who wasn’t an established ace, would produce controversy. It didn’t stop him.

    —————————–

    He did say it was a risker move.

  16. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    “And here is the crux of the matter. You don’t choose to plot a very uncommon course that would require a substantially different spring training and in-year preparation routine out of a need, “need” in this case being defined as the needs of two of Hughes/Burnett/Garcia.”

    Plot shmot. All I am asking is not to say anything. Sheesh.

  17. stuckey January 25th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    “Cashman had to know that trading Montero, especially for a starter who wasn’t an established ace, would produce controversy. It didn’t stop him.”

    Where has it produced controversy? On fan forums?

    Seems in the larger public arena, the trade has been embraced.

    Yankees falling behind 2-0 in the 2nd inning in May games produce controversy on fan forums.

    I don’t think Brian Cashman is paying any mind to what’s the default state of fan blogs.

  18. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    “Where has it produced controversy? On fan forums?”

    Where else?

  19. LGY January 25th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    What a great website, thank you, SG.

    —————–

    +1

  20. dogface January 25th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    What a great website, thank you, SG

    =====================

    Seconding this!!! Cool site.

    Hope Randy was awake to see it.

  21. LGY January 25th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Tex vs righties 7/1 to End Of Season: .210 .289 .360

    ———————

    Jeter-esque :evil:

  22. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    “Jeter-esque:

    Try the Denbo cure???????? :)

  23. willwill January 25th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I know phil hughes doesn’t respond or even talk baseball on his twitter, but i called him out. I hope i lit a fire under his a$$!!

  24. jacksquat January 25th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    LGY January 25th, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    Tex vs righties 7/1 to End Of Season: .210 .289 .360

    ———————

    Jeter-esque

    Jeter hit .307 .362 .376 vs rhp during that same time period.

  25. randy l. January 25th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Sg
    Thanks
    Anything that helps stuckey is most welcome

    He gets whiney when he doesnt get answers he likes

  26. Best To Ever Do It January 25th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    willwill January 25th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I know phil hughes doesn’t respond or even talk baseball on his twitter, but i called him out. I hope i lit a fire under his a$$!!

    ——————————

    You’re joking right if not what did you say

  27. m January 25th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Who was it that they hoped Pineda would fail because it would mean they were right? Or did someone else make that up?

  28. randy l. January 25th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Dogface

    You better be careful what you wish for .
    me on sabermetric stats might be kind of scary.

  29. dogface January 25th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    You better be careful what you wish for .
    me on sabermetric stats might be kind of scary

    =====================

    Live dangerously, man!

    It would be preferred to my vision of you sitting at home, trying to figure out Pineda’s splits vs. lefties armed with nothing but slightly arthritic fingers, a #2 pencil and an abacus.

  30. GreenBeret7 January 25th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    willwill January 25th, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    I know phil hughes doesn’t respond or even talk baseball on his twitter, but i called him out. I hope i lit a fire under his a$$!!

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Gee willikers!!!! I’ll bet you must have really given him heck. If that doesn’t make him jump into action, nothing will.

  31. Pat M. January 25th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Bias here still clouds objectivity and vision…..Friday will mark the 2 week anniversary and we still are going round and round…..Saw Doc blowing a J in the bullpen during a spring training game in 73….

  32. randy l. January 25th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Dogface

    Are you telling me that my weegie board app on my iPad isn’t predicative of future performance?

    Gb7 is trying to get me to use a system that predates the invention of the zero, but I don’t have a dog to count the number of barks when I ask it questions.

  33. stuckey January 25th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Looks like the crystal ball stuff is dying on the vine.

    That’s the problem with accurately predicting the future.

    Leaves you with nothing else to talk about.

  34. GreenBeret7 January 25th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    randy l. January 25th, 2012 at 5:57 pm
    Dogface

    Are you telling me that my weegie board app on my iPad isn’t predicative of future performance?

    Gb7 is trying to get me to use a system that predates the invention of the zero, but I don’t have a dog to count the number of barks when I ask it questions.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    You’ve still got Nurse Karloff. How much closer can you get to a dog?

  35. randy l. January 25th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    “Predicting the future “is redundant

  36. randy l. January 25th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Gb7

    The problem nurse Karloff has is her one eye sees double and she still thinks she has ten fingers and I just don’t have the heart to tell her.

  37. mick January 25th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Saw Doc blowing a J in the bullpen
    ========
    huh?

  38. kd January 25th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    so it’s about a month till spring training. the yankees need:

    1. left handed dh option – damon, matsui, brandon laird, chavez
    2. LOOGY?
    3. Mega trade where we send 10 b level prospects in return for Matt Kemp

    others?

  39. Tom in N.J. January 25th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    What was Dr J doing in the yankees bullpen?

  40. Jerkface January 25th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    What was Dr J doing in the yankees bullpen?

    Blowin’ a dude apparently.

  41. Pat M. January 25th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Smoking a joint in the Pirates bullpen

  42. comet January 25th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Hey Pat M how is your weather? What is the weather like the last week of Feb? Will be in Palm Desert that week.

  43. Pat M. January 25th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Comet……A rain storm blew through here Monday, but it’s back in the 70′s….It is the rainy season for another 6-7 weeks but even then it’s stays in the 70′s ….It will get chilly at night in the desert…….Good golf weather and many great courses in Palm Desert….

  44. kd January 25th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    any idea when the dodgers situation will be settled? i hope is later than sooner, better chance for us to make a run at cole hamels

  45. DaSaint007 January 25th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Congrats DEVGRU! Excellent execution.

  46. Pat M. January 25th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    It was Doc Ellis smoking a joint during a damp rainy cold spring training game……

  47. DaSaint007 January 25th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Oops sorry. Wrong post.

    Cashman knows what he’s doing.
    EJax has few options remaining, but his agent is Boras, so you never know.

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 25th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Just got in from seeing Iron Lady. FABULOUS. Meryl Streep is almost other wordly as an actress. Amazing.

    Don’t know if there’s been any talk about SCOREBOARD GATE - the latest cheating attempts on the part of the Patriots but I heard about it all day. It seems that the scoreboard is controlled by the home team and that at the end of the game, the Patriots scoreboard keeper somehow got “confused” and screwed up the last 30 (?) or so seconds of the game. He put up information that the Ravens were on 3rd down and 2 rather than they were on 4th down and 2 (the actual situation.) So the hurry up confusion at the end caused them to come in and quickly try for the field goal. Of course if they knew they were on 4th and 2, there wouldn’t have been the frenzy.

    The Pats of course swear it was an innocent mistake.

    Just when I think I couldn’t hate the cheating bast*ards more – I find that I can!

    You know I’m a real believer in karma. Therefore I can’t imagine those black hearts winning the Super Bowl.

    :evil:

  49. blake January 25th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    If EJax wants a pillow contract then Fenway ismt the best place to do that…..unless they pay him lots of money

  50. DONNYBROOK January 25th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    - POSTERS THAT CAN CARRY THIS BLOG ON THEIR SHOULDERS – (no specific order)

    (1) CHIP – Whenever he manages to come around.

    (2) BLAKE – When Not dreaming about signing Fielder to a “pillow” deal.

    (3) GreenBeret7 – When Not giving his shoes a “spit shine”, or polishing his belt buckle.

    (4) dogface – When Not raggin’ yours truly.

    (5) Jerkface – See dogface.

    (6) ID – See dogface and Jerkface.

  51. Tar January 25th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    “LGY January 25th, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    Tex vs righties 7/1 to End Of Season: .210 .289 .360

    —————
    “Jeter-esque”
    “Jeter hit .307 .362 .376 vs rhp during that same time period.”

    LoL

    Jeter makes LGY look foolish yet again. Give it up dude.

  52. PhiltheThrill January 25th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I take it Cash has some trade options up his sleeve. It would be unlike him to bring up the possibility of a trade without knowing there is one. Sometimes, he will even say “nothing is hot” when he has a couple of trades he can do, but hasn’t gotten the final pieces. But for him to bring it up probably means he’s got something. Or.. he wants Hal to think he’s looking while he and Girardi are secretly planning a 7 man rotation.

  53. Yankee Trader January 25th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    CC will be on MLBTV now with Millar. Saw it earlier

  54. blake January 25th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    (2) BLAKE – When Not dreaming about signing Fielder to a “pillow” deal.”

    Whats wrong with havin a dream man?

  55. willwill January 25th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Hope you’re ready to get the job done, Or would you like to play for Kansas City?

    #Philhughes

  56. randy l. January 25th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    “I take it Cash has some trade options….. he wants Hal to think he’s looking while he and Girardi are secretly planning a 7 man rotation.”

    Cashman said the codeword “bugaboo” today

    That’s a special signal to girardi that operation bugaboo is in motion.

    Expect the unexpected.

  57. GreenBeret7 January 25th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    OOOOOOOOOO!!!! little Willy was a real meany to Phil Hughes. He’s most likely torn up by that verbal beating.

  58. willwill January 25th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    GreenBeret7, who knows maybe he can goto KC and turn into the next melky.

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