NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Andruw Jones #18 of the New York Yankees watches his double in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles on September 7, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
The New York Yankees and free-agent outfielder Andruw Jones have reached an agreement, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal is pending a physical. Heyman reports it will be a one-year, $2 million deal with $1.4 million up for grabs through incentives.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said two days ago the club remained in contact with Jones' agent, Scott Boras, to bring him back to the Bronx.
- Twitter / @JonHeymanCBS - Andruw jones, yankees in agreement. $2M base plus incentives
- Twitter / @JonHeymanCBS - Jones' incentives are about $1.4M. Deal is pending physical
After a rough start in 2011, Jones finished the season strong with the Yankees hitting .291/.416/.612 in the second half. Jones, 34, got most of his playing time against southpaws and proved his worth - hitting .263/.367/.553 against lefties. The 34-year-old will have the same role in 2012, coming off the bench and getting starts in the outfield almost exclusively against lefties.