Garrett Jones designated for assignment by the Yankees


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.