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Andruw Jones signs with Rakuten Eagles in Japan

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Andruw Jones is headed to Japan.

The 5-time All-Star outfielder has finalized a $3.5 million, 1-year contract with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League. The team announced the move on Sunday.

The 35-year-old Jones became a free agent after spending the past two seasons as a part-time player with the New York Yankees. He appeared in 94 games this year, batting.197 with 14 home runs.

Once 1 of the premier players in the big leagues, Jones broke into the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1996 and won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves from 1998-07 as their center fielder. He has 434 career home runs over 17 seasons in the majors and could provide a boost for the Eagles, whose 52 homers were the fewest in Japan last season.

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