Dec 9, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT
Andruw Jones played well for the Yankees in a part-time role this year, hitting .247 with 13 homers and an .851 OPS in 77 games, and agent Scott Boras said yesterday that he’s “sure they want him back.”
Boras also added that Jones “wanted to play more than what he played in New York” but “understands he’s not going to be a full-time player.”
Jones earned $2 million this year, so a similar one-year deal could make sense for both sides assuming another team doesn’t step up to offer him 500 at-bats for the first time since 2007.
Despite an ugly .228 batting average Jones has posted a strong .816 OPS in 266 games since a disastrous 2008 season with the Dodgers, which is certainly good enough production for everyday playing time, but those numbers are boosted by his primarily being spotted versus left-handed pitching.
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