June 13, 2009
Andruw Jones(notes), now of the Texas Rangers, said the reason he asked the Los Angeles Dodgers for his release over the winter was because he was treated poorly by team owner Frank McCourt, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"He wasn't standing behind me, I think," Jones said, adding that if McCourt had shown him more respect, "I almost definitely would be part of the L.A. Dodgers right now."
Jones' season with the Dodgers was an unmitigated disappointment, as he reported to camp overweight for the first year of his two-year, $36.2-million contract, the Times reported.
"As things were going along, I didn't think I was in their plans," Jones said. "I had to make a decision and move on.''