Garrett Jones#46, 1B, Miami
- June 21, 1981
- Birth Place:
- Harvey, Illinois
- 1999 14ᵗʰ round by the Atlanta Braves
— Player Notes
Advice: The contract was agreed to on Monday and then finalized Tuesday after Jones passed his pre-signing physical. The 32-year-old batted just .233 with a .289 on-base percentage in 2013 for the Pirates, but he has some power and fares pretty well against right-handed pitching. Miami will presumably use him in a first base platoon.9 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: An official announcement is expected Monday for the two-year contract, which is believed to be worth $7.5 million. Jones batted just .233/.289/.419 in 440 plate appearances this past season for the Pirates. He's expected to platoon at first base for the Fish.
More: MLBlogsTue, Dec 10 Rotoworld
Advice: Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald says Jones will get $7-8 million on a two-year deal. Jones hit only .233/.289/.419 across 440 plate appearances in 2013, but he's not a bad platoon guy with a career .271/.337/.489 line against right-handed pitching. Once Jones is officially aboard with the Fish, expect Miami to go all out in pursuing a trade of Logan Morrison.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterMon, Dec 9 Rotoworld
Advice: They would want him as a first baseman, which means Logan Morrison could be on his way out. Jackson says the club will explore trade options for LoMo over the next week and could flip him for a third baseman. Jones was non-tendered by the Pirates earlier this week after hitting .233/.289/.419 across 440 plate appearances in 2013.
More: Miami HeraldFri, Dec 6 Rotoworld
Advice: He's officially a free agent now after being designated for assignment last week. Jones hit only .233/.289/.419 across 440 plate appearances in 2013, but he's a career .271/.337/.489 hitter against right-handed pitching. He'll be on someone's Opening Day roster in 2014.
More: Bill Brink on TwitterFri, Dec 6 Rotoworld