Jan 16, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT
It would appear that super agent Scott Boras is close to finding a home for veteran client Andruw Jones.
Jones isn’t as great defensively as he once was and he is no longer the type of guy you want playing in 160-plus games, but he has his uses.
The Yankees could try him as their designated hitter from time to time against left-handed pitchers and could have him serve as a backup to both corner outfield spots. His still steady power bat would shine in the smaller ballparks of the American League East, at least on a limited basis, and he wouldn’t have trouble covering ground defensively at Yankee Stadium.
The Rays are also thought to be interested and may be able to offer more playing time.
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