Garrett Jones 1B NYY 1 day ago

Jones went 3-for-4 with a triple in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Rays.

Jones had started the season just 2-for-14, but raised his batting average to a respectable .278 with the three-hit night. The lefty has received the occasional start in right field and as the club's designated hitter but appears to be occupying more of a bench role or pinch hitter than any sort of regular option.

Garrett Jones 1B NYY 2 weeks ago

Jones finished the spring slashing .176/.218/.235 with just two RBI in 21 games.

Jones entered the spring as a possible platoon option with Alex Rodriguez at DH and as a backup option at both first base and in the outfield, but it's unclear exactly where he stands heading into the regular season. General manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi both indicated they were pleased with what they saw out of Rodriguez in the spring, so it's possible Jones could lose out on some DH at bats against lefties and instead serve primarily in a utility role.

Garrett Jones 1B NYY 1 month ago

Jones was scratched from Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with an illness, the Journal News reports.

Jones believes it's just food poisoning, so he could be back out on the field without missing much time. After being traded to the Yankees in December, the club is looking at him as a possible platoon option with Alex Rodriguez at DH as well as a backup option at first base and in the outfield. Jones hit 15 homers last season against right handed pitching, and his power could benefit even more from playing in Yankee Stadium if he does get regular starts against righties.

Garrett Jones 1B NYY 4 months ago

Jones was traded to the Yankees on Friday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

Jones hit .246/.309/.411 with 15 home runs and 53 RBI last season with the Marlins. He will likely see playing time at first base, corner outfield and designated hitter for the Yankees this season, though he doesn't have a starting spot locked up like he did with the Marlins last season.

Garrett Jones 1B NYY 7 months ago

Jones is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

Jones is just 1-for-18 in his career against Nationals starter Stephen Starsburg, so manager Mike Redmond decided to hold him out Saturday. Jordany Valdespin will get the start in place of Jones, who had played right field the previous four days.

Garrett Jones 1B NYY 7 months ago

Jones clubbed a pair of doubles and scored a run in four at-bats during Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

Jones is getting some run in the outfield with the Marlins' depth depleted following the loss of Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna to injury. The team is also taking a long look at Justin Bour at first base and the youngster could potentially challenge Jones for playing time in 2015. The veteran Jones has posted a disappointing .242/.307/.408 slash line in 480 at-bats during his first season in Miami and will likely be relegated to a platoon role next season.

Garrett Jones 1B NYY 7 months ago

Jones is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals.

Jones saw a start in right field on Friday, but will give way to Justin Bour at first base for the third straight game. Jones and his 15 home runs have provided fantasy owners with modest power this season, but a .194 batting average over the season's final two months have left much to be desired. He'll likely continue to rest over the final week of the season to give the Marlins a longer look at the 26-year-old Bour.

Garrett Jones 1B NYY 7 months ago

Jones is out of the lineup Saturday against the Nationals, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Jones will sit for the second time in three games. With the Marlins out of playoff contention, the team will likely give Justin Bour an opportunity to audition for next season's roster. Bour is starting at first base for the Marlins on Saturday and will bat fifth.

Garrett Jones 1B NYY 7 months ago

Jones is out of the lineup Thursday against the Nationals, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

As per usual, Jones will sit with a southpaw in Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the Nationals. Jeff Baker will slot in as the Marlins' first baseman.

Garrett Jones 1B NYY 7 months ago

Jones is out of the lineup Monday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

It's just a standard day off for Jones, who has started seven of the Marlins' last eight games. Justin Bour will get the start at first Monday.