By Ross Jones, FOXSports.com
The New York
waived safety Chad Jones 13 months ago. One year later, they are wishing him well after he was selected by the
in the ninth round of the 2013 MLB Draft. “We couldn’t be happier and prouder of Chad,” the Giants wrote in an email to FOXSports.com. “He has worked harder than anybody can imagine to earn this opportunity. We wish him nothing but all the best.”
Jones, who was selected in third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Giants, suffered severe injuries after he was involved in a car accident in June 2010. Since then, he has undergone more than a dozen surgeries and has rehabbed vigorously to return to action. Although he never played a down for the Giants, the franchise has been very supportive since the accident. Jones starred as a two-sport athlete at LSU and pitched for the national championship team in 2009. “Jones was an exceptional athlete who showed first-round potential as both an outfielder and a left-handed pitcher despite never focusing on baseball,”
Baseball America‘s Jim Callis wrote last month
. “He was a 6-foot-3, 220-pounder with above-average power potential, speed and arm strength as a right fielder, not to mention an 88-93 mph fastball and power slider on the mound.”
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