Monday, May 19, 2008

Jones to Marlins! Jones to Marlins!

Giddy with anticipation, I clicked the espn.com link:

Outfielder Jacque Jones has reached agreement on a deal with the Florida Marlins.

Jones, who hasn't faced live pitching since May 4, expects to spend two or three days with Florida's extended spring program in Jupiter before joining the major league club later this week, said his agent, Damon Lapa.

After Jones hit .165 in 24 games with Detroit to begin the season, the Tigers designated him for assignment on May 5. Detroit released Jones on May 13, allowing him to negotiate with clubs as a free agent.

Detroit is responsible for the bulk of Jones' $6 million contract this season, while Florida will pay him the pro-rated portion of the minimum salary over the next 4½ months.

Oh, well.

3 comments:

Delino DeShields said...

Tease

Rob said...

If only.

karina said...

when i read this, i imagined Andruw Jones as the captain of the Marlins overweight male dancing squad "The Manatees"...