It didn’t take Garrett Jones long to find work after being released by the Pirates. The 32 year old Jones has reached an agreement with the Florida Marlins on a reported two year deal worth $7.5 million. Jones had a down year in 2013, batting .233 with 15 home runs and 51 RBI in 144
Garrett Jones (.239 – 12 HR – 43 RBI) came into Thursday night’s game 0 for his last 19 but snapped his hitless streak with a solo home run in the second inning off Matt Cain. Jones went 1-3 with a home run, walk and 2 runs scored in the win. Jones is batting .200
MORNING PIRATES BUZZ *The Pittsburgh Pirates (56-38) coming out of the All-Star break, suffered a 5-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds (54-42) on Friday night. Francisco Liriano (9-4, 2.44 ERA) allowed 5 hits and 5 earned runs in 4.1 innings. The Reds sent nine batters to the plate for four runs in the fifth off
GM Neal Huntington wants to open the season with Garrett Jones on his ball club, but following the Francisco Liriano signing that will become official when Liriano passes his physical, Huntington has pressure on him from Team President Frank Coonelly to shed some salary and keep the payroll no higher than $70 million, sources tell
Decisions for 2012: Garrett Jones hoping a strong September will force Pirates to offer him arbitration
By John Perrotto If what the Pirates did at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline didn’t send a message to Garrett Jones then nothing could have reached the first baseman/outfielder.