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Pirates Designate Garrett Jones For Assignment

Posted By Charles Mager On November 25, 2013 @ 1:36 PM In MLB | No Comments

Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports [1]

Garrett Jones [2]Garrett Jones, who was a regular for the Pirates for four-plus seasons before losing his job to Justin Morneau down the stretch, has been designated for assignment.

Jones made $4.5 million this year and hit just .233 with 15 homers and a .708 OPS in 144 games, so at age 32 and with a similar salary due for 2014 via the arbitration process he was a likely non-tender candidate anyway.

Pittsburgh needed Jones’ 40-man roster spot after acquiring outfielder Jaff Decker from the Padres. Decker’s prospect stock has plummeted in recent years, but he hit reasonably well at Triple-A as a 23-year-old and has always had excellent on-base percentage.

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[1] Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports: http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/11/25/pirates-acquire-jaff-decker-from-padres-designate-garrett-jones-for-assignment/

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