Japanese club to sign former Braves CF Jones

Former Braves All-Star Andruw Jones is set to sign in Japan.

TOKYO -- The Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League say they are set to sign veteran major league outfielder Andruw Jones.


The 35-year-old Jones became a free agent after playing for the New York Yankees the last two seasons, and the Eagles said he is expected to complete a deal after undergoing a physical.


Jones played in 94 games last season for New York, batting .197 with 14 home runs.


Jones is a five-time All-Star and has 10 Gold Gloves. He hit 434 career home runs over 17 seasons in the major leagues and could provide a boost for the Eagles, whose 52 homers were the fewest in Japan last season.