Andruw Jones signs with Rakuten Eagles in Japan

Andruw Jones is headed to Japan.

The five-time All-Star outfielder has finalized a $3.5 million,
one-year contract with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan’s Pacific
League. The team announced the move on Sunday.

The 35-year-old Jones became a free agent after spending the
past two seasons as a part-time player with the New York Yankees.
He appeared in 94 games this year, batting.197 with 14 home
runs.

Once one of the premier players in the big leagues, Jones broke
into the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1996 and won 10
consecutive Gold Gloves from 1998-07 as their center fielder. He
has 434 career home runs over 17 seasons in the majors and could
provide a boost for the Eagles, whose 52 homers were the fewest in
Japan last season.