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Okajima & Jones in Pinstripes

The Yanks signed Andruw Jones to a one-year contract for $2mill with another $1.4 mill in incentives.  Still a power threat against lefties, Jones is likely to see more playtime in the outfield in 2012 to make room for Montero to get a fair amount of right-handed DH duties.  Though Jones looked a bit portly in the pinstripes last year, I did enjoy the ridiculous moonshots he launched on occassion.  And a greatly-diminished-late-in-career Jones is every bit as good defensively as Swisher, though I'd rather see Gardner's time in left maximized.

In other news, the Yanks signed former Sox Hideki Okajima to compete in Spring training for the LOOGY role.

Happy New Year everyone.

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