According to Nikkan Sports, Andruw Jones has signed with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League.
The deal is reportedly worth around $3.5 million in U.S. dollars. It's a surprising decision, as Jones will automatically become one of the biggest names ever to make the jump over to Japan, but he apparently preferred the guaranteed money over a potential spring training invite with an MLB team. The 35-year-old batted just 197/.294/.408 with 14 homers and 34 RBI in 233 at-bats for the Yankees last season. The 10-time Gold Glove award winner has a 254/.337/.486 career batting line to go along with with 434 homers and 1,289 RBI.