Andruw Jones staying in Japan, re-signs with Rakuten


Andruw Jones has re-signed with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of  Japan’s Pacific League reports Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.

The news is hardly a surprise as the 36-year-old figures to earn far more in Japan than he would stateside. There’s a good chance that Jones finishes his playing days in Japan.

Last season Jones hit .243/.391/.454 with 26 home runs and 94 RBI in 143 games being a nice part of a team that won the Japan League title.

There was some reports that Jones had received interest from MLB clubs not none figured to offer guaranteed contracts.

The Golden Eagles paid him $3.6 million on a one-year deal for the 2013 season.

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