White Sox sign Jones to one-year deal
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According to White Sox sources, Jones is not being considered as a starting outfielder at this point. With the loss of Scott Podsednik to free agency and Dewayne Wise being released, the team was interested in solidifying its bench.
Jones, who turns 33 in April, had moderate success early last season with Texas, but finished with a .214 batting average with 17 home runs and 43 runs batted in. He is a career .257 hitter with 388 home runs and 10 Gold Gloves from his days in Atlanta.
The White Sox tried to obtain Jones from the Braves five years ago but came up short.
Bruce Levine covers baseball for ESPNChicago.com.