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Garrett Jones


Dec 16, 2021

Garrett Thomas Jones (born June 21, 1981) is an American former professional baseballfirst baseman and right fielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins and New York Yankees.

American baseball player
This article is about the baseball player. For the macroeconomist, see Garett Jones.

Garrett Jones

Jones with the Pittsburgh Pirates
First baseman / Right fielder
Born: (1981-06-21) June 21, 1981 (age 40)
Harvey, Illinois
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Professional debut
MLB: May 15, 2007, for the Minnesota Twins
NPB: March 25, 2016, for the Yomiuri Giants
Last appearance
MLB: July 29, 2015, for the New York Yankees
NPB: 2016, for the Yomiuri Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .251
Home runs 122
Runs batted in 400
NPB statistics
Batting average .258
Home runs 24
Runs batted in 68

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In 1999, Jones graduated from Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Illinois.[1]

Jones was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 14th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] Jones started his pro career with the GCL Braves in 1999. Jones played for the Danville Braves in 2000 and 2001. In May 2002, Jones was released after three seasons in the Braves’ minor league system.[3]

Jones signed with the Minnesota Twins on May 24, 2002.[4] In 2002, Jones played for the Quad Cities River Bandits. In 2003, Jones played for the Fort Myers Miracle. Jones split the 2004 season with Fort Myers and the New Britain Rock Cats. From 2005–2008, he played for the Rochester Red Wings, the Twins’ AAA affiliate. On May 15, 2007, Jones made his major league debut, recording his first hit in the seventh inning, a single off Cleveland Indians pitcher Paul Byrd.[5]

Jones appeared in 31 games with the Twins in 2007. Jones became a free agent at the end of the 2008 season.[citation needed]

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