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Report: Andruw Jones agrees to play in Japan

The SportsXchange

Andruw Jones has reached an agreement with the Rakuten Golden Eagles on a one-year deal worth about $3.6 million to play in Japan, Nikkansports.com reported Friday.

If the report is accurate, Jones would become one of the biggest Major League Baseball stars to play in Japan.

Jones, 35, hit just .197 with 14 homers and 34 RBIs in 233 at-bats for the Yankees last season.

Jones won 10 straight Gold Gloves from 1998 through 2007, but his offensive production has dropped significantly over the past five seasons. He hit .158 with three homers in 75 games with the Dodgers in 2008, and he has not hit better than .247 or hit more than 19 homers in any season since.

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