Boras knows Yanks want to bring back Jones

Boras knows Yanks want to bring back Jones

DALLAS -- The Yankees would like Andruw Jones back as a reserve outfielder who can mash left-handed pitching, and agent Scott Boras says his client is aware of general manager Brian Cashman's interest.

"I know they liked him," Boras said. "Cash told me that he thought he filled the role that he had very well. He was very well respected in the clubhouse, so I'm sure they want him back."

Jones hit 13 homers in 190 at-bats on a one-year, $2 million contract. While the part-time role wasn't the 10-time Gold Glove Award winner's first choice, Boras said Jones knows that playing every day is unlikely.

"I think he wanted to play more than what he played in New York," Boras said. "Certainly, hitting 13 home runs in a couple hundred atbats, he's probably deserving. He understands he's not going to be a full-time player."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.