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Yankees have inside track on outfielder Andruw Jones

The Yankees reportedly are the "frontrunners" for free agent outfielder/DH Andruw Jones, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney. Jones hit .230 with 19 home runs and a .341 on-base percentage in 107 appearances and 287 at-bats for the White Sox last season.

Jones would make a solid fourth outfielder and DH for the Yankees, likely platooning with Brett Gardner and Jorge Posada when needed. It's a serious drop off in talent (and price) from Carl Crawford to Jones, but he should be able to fill a viable role off the Yankee bench.