This Day in LSB -- Andruw Jones, Texas Ranger

Chris Trotman

Four years ago today, we learned the Rangers were adding Andruw Jones

Four years ago today, the Rangers announced they'd reached an agreement with free agent outfielder Andruw Jones on a one year deal.

I was not a fan of the signing. Jones had signed a two year, $36.2 million deal with the Dodgers prior to the 2008 season, but he was so awful in 2008, putting up a .158/.256/.249 line in 238 plate appearances, that the Dodgers released him. I felt the Rangers would be better served looking at Nelson Cruz or Brandon Boggs, rather than Jones.

Jones ended up putting up a .214/.323/.459 line in 331 plate appearances for Texas, primarily as the DH. He had a 0.1 bWAR and a 0.6 fWAR. So he wasn't useless for the Rangers. Since then, he's gone on to carve out a role as a righty bench bat for the ChiSox and the Yankees the past three years.

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