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Andruw Jones arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

December 25, 2012|By Dan Loumena
  • Outfielder Andruw Jones spent the last two season with the New York Yankees.
Outfielder Andruw Jones spent the last two season with the New York Yankees. (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images )

Former major leaguer Andruw Jones was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery stemming from a dispute with his wife in suburban Atlanta early Christmas morning.

Records show that police arrived at Jones' residence in Duluth, Ga., at about 1:30 a.m. and that the outfielder, who broke into the majors at age 19 with the Braves and eventually played for the Dodgers, was booked at approximately 3:45 a.m. and released from jail after posting a $2,400 bond before noon.

Jones, 35, signed a one-year contract at $3.5 million to play next season with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Pacific League in Japan.

The veteran of 17 seasons in the majors won 10 Golden Gloves as a center fielder from 1998 through 2007.

Jones led the majors with 51 home runs in 2005 and he had 41 more in 2006, but he hasn't hit more than 20 since homering 26 times in 2006.

Jones, who spent the last two seasons with the Yankees, has struggled to hit for average as well, failing to hit above .250 since batting .262 in 2006, twice hitting below .200.

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