Jones, NL East-leading Marlins agree to contract

Updated: May 19, 2008, 3:30 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Outfielder Jacque Jones has reached agreement on a deal with the Florida Marlins.

Jones, who hasn't faced live pitching since May 4, expects to spend two or three days with Florida's extended spring program in Jupiter before joining the major league club later this week, said his agent, Damon Lapa.

After Jones hit .165 in 24 games with Detroit to begin the season, the Tigers designated him for assignment on May 5. Detroit released Jones on May 13, allowing him to negotiate ...

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