After spending the last five years of his career as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, outfielder/first baseman Garrett Jones will have a new zip code this coming season as he agreed on a two-year, $7.5 million dollar contract with the Miami Marlins.
Garrett Jones has finalized his two-year deal with the Marlins, and an announcement is expected on Monday.
As of right now, there is no word on any player or team option on the second year of the deal.
Jones struggled with the Pirates last season as he continually seemed to find himself in a revolving door, but even as recently as 2012 clubbed 27 home runs and hit a very respectable .274. For less than $4 million dollars a year, that’s pretty solid production.
Of course, getting Jones, 32, to replicate that might not be the easiest task but it’s a relativity cheap and short term risk for Miami.
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