Andruw Jones to play in Japan for Rakuten Eagles
The Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League say they are set to sign veteran major-league outfielder Andruw Jones.
The 35-year-old Jones became a free agent after playing for the New York Yankees the last two seasons and the Eagles said he is expected to complete a deal after undergoing a physical.
Jones played in 94 games last season for New York, batting .197 with 14 home runs.
Jones is a five-time all-star and has 10 Gold Gloves.
He hit 434 career home runs over 17 MLB seasons and could provide a boost for the Eagles, whose 52 homers were the fewest in Japan last season.