Five-time All-Star Andruw Jones was arrested today (Christmas) and is being held by Gwinnett County police after committing Battery on a person, outside of Atlanta.
Andruw Jones was arrested early Christmas morning for battery outside of Atlanta, as reported by Capitol Avenue Club.
Jones, a 17-year MLB veteran outfielder with 10 Gold Gloves and five All-Star appearances to his name, was arrested by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department at around 3:50 a.m. The circumstances surrounding his arrest are unclear. The Curacao native had played the first 12 years of his career for the Braves.
Jones, now 35, has experienced a major dropoff in production late in his career and was signed earlier in December to play for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League. He led the league with 51 home runs in 2005 and had 41 in 2006, but hasn’t hit more than 20 since 2007. He also hasn’t cleared a .250 batting average, hitting below .200 twice. He’d spent the past two years as a platoon outfielder with the New York Yankees, hitting .197 in 2012 after being forced into playing time thanks to an injury to Brett Gardner before the team opted to acquire Ichiro.