Former MLB slugger Andruw Jones reportedly wants to return to Major League Baseball after playing two years in Japan, according to agent Scott Boras.
The 37-year-old Curacao-native is a 5-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner in center field spent parts of 17 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. His last big league stop was with the Yankees in 2012, when he hit .197 with 14 home runs. A .254 career hitter with 434 home runs and 1,289 RBIs in the majors, Jones has spent the past two seasons with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan. He hit .232 with a combined 50 home runs.
According to his agent, Scott Boras, Jones is looking for a job as a part-time outfielder/first baseman and can be a right-handed bat off the bench. “He wants to play in the big leagues again. He’s still got his power. If you can hit 25 home runs in Japan, you’re doing something,” said Boras.