Andruw Jones to play in Japan for Rakuten Eagles

The Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League confirmed Tuesday that they are poised to sign free-agent outfielder Andruw Jones, who spent last season with the New York Yankees.
Andruw Jones, seen playing for the Yankees, is a 10-time Gold Glover for fielding excellence. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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.