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Yankees re-sign Garrett Jones

The veteran returns to the Yankees after being designated a week ago.

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The Yankees have re-signed Garrett Jones after designating him for assignment last week, according to a report from Jack Curry of YES Network. Jones cleared outright waivers and elected free agency before being re-signed.

Jones, 34, was designated to make room for new acquisition Dustin Ackley on the Yankees' roster, but an injury to Ackley caused the Yankees to bring back Jones after a week of limbo. Jones has hit only .215/.257/.361 with five home runs in 57 games in his first season with the Yankees, and will return to his position serving as depth behind Mark Teixeira at first base and the corner outfield duo of Brett Gardner and Carlos Beltran.

Jones is a .251/.312/.445 hitter with 122 home runs in eight major-league seasons with the Twins (2007), Pirates (2009-2013), Marlins (2014) and Yankees (2015). He is a free agent after the season when his two-year, $7.75 million contract expires.