Which followed this transaction a week ago:
Which followed this transaction on July 31:
Getting the feeling that maybe Jones is not a huge part of the Yankees’ future. And that, with this DFA being his second in two weeks, maybe he’s not gonna accept a minor league assignment assuming he clears waivers.
In other news, when Jones signed with the Yankees, many took it as a sign that A-Rod would not get as many looks at DH. Then again, no battle plan ever survives engagement with the enemy.
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.
First baseman/outfielder Garrett Jones, whom the Yankees acquired from the Marlins this offseason as part of the Nathan Eovaldi deal, has been designated for assignment.
Jones struggled in a part-time role for the Yankees, hitting .215 with five homers and a .618 OPS in 57 games while posting an ugly 37/8 K/BB ratio. He hasn’t topped a .725 OPS since 2012 and just turned 34 years old, so Jones may have to go prove himself at Triple-A before getting another MLB chance.
His salary this season is $5 million, but Jones’ best role at this point would probably be a left-handed bench bat and occasional starter versus right-handed pitching.