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Rotowire: Apr 20 / 11:46a ET
News: Jones went 3-for-4 with a triple in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Rays.
Impact: Jones had started the season just 2-for-14, but raised his batting average to a respectable .278 with the three-hit night. The lefty has received the occasional start in right field and as the club's designated hitter but appears to be occupying more of a bench role or pinch hitter than any sort of regular option.
Rotowire: Apr 8 / 12:01p ET
News: Jones finished the spring slashing .176/.218/.235 with just two RBI in 21 games.
Impact: Jones entered the spring as a possible platoon option with Alex Rodriguez at DH and as a backup option at both first base and in the outfield, but it's unclear exactly where he stands heading into the regular season. General manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi both indicated they were pleased with what they saw out of Rodriguez in the spring, so it's possible Jones could lose out on some DH at-bats against lefties and instead serve primarily in a utility role.
Rotowire: Mar 10 / 8:37a ET
News: Jones was scratched from Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with an illness, the Journal News reports.
Impact: Jones believes it's just food poisoning, so he could be back out on the field without missing much time. After being traded to the Yankees in December, the club is looking at him as a possible platoon option with Alex Rodriguez at DH as well as a backup option at first base and in the outfield. Jones hit 15 homers last season against right handed pitching, and his power could benefit even more from playing in Yankee Stadium if he does get regular starts against righties.