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Jones officially back

Here's another one for the Old News dept.: The Yankees formally announced today that they had re-signed Andruw Jones to a one-year deal, something we've known since last year. (Dec. 30, to be exact). In 2011, Jones, 34, hit .247 with 13 home runs and 33 RBI in 190 at-bats, mostly as a DH against left-handed pitching, a role he is expected to assume again in 2012. And no wonder -- Jones batted .286 with a .384 on-base percentage and .540 slugging percentage and eight of his home runs against lefties last season. He hit just .172 against righties.

Jones will be paid a $2 million base salary with incentives based on plate appearances that could add another $1.4 million.