JONES RELEASED BY MARLINS
That didn’t take long. From the Sun-Sentinel:
After 37 at-bats, the Marlins had seen enough of Jacque Jones.
The designated the veteran outfielder for assignment after Wednesday’s dramatic win over the Phillies and called up infielder Robert Andino from Triple-A to take his place.
Jones, 33, took the news surprisingly well, especially since he’s hitting a combined .147 in 116 at-bats with the Tigers and Marlins this year. He was smiling in the clubhouse, saying he needs to “get his head together.”
He sounded uncertain about accepting an assignment to Triple-A Albuquerque should he clear waivers, although he also made it seem like the Marlins were the only team that wanted him after his release from the Tigers last month.
Add in Jones’ totals from his brief stint with the Tigers and for the season he is hitting just .147/.239/.207. He hit 50 homers in 2005 & 2006. He then dropped to 5 last year with the Cubs, and has just 1 in 116 ABs this year.
That’s a pretty remarkable decline for a player that is only 33. He wasn’t one of my favorite Cubs, but it’s sad to see a player go downhill so quicky.