Dustin Ackley

Garrett Jones re-signs with the Yankees one week after being let go

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Last week the Yankees designated first baseman/outfielder Garrett Jones for assignment and the 34-year-old veteran chose free agency, but now in the wake of Dustin Ackley’s back injury they’ve re-signed him.

Jack Curry of YES Network reports that Jones will rejoin the Yankees’ active roster, likely in the same part-time role he held prior to being let go. He hit just .215 with five homers and a .618 OPS in 57 games while making $5 million.

Ackley is expected to be out until at least September, putting on hold his Yankees career after just two games. He was acquired from the Mariners at the trade deadline.