ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Braves are bringing back former 10-time Gold Glove center fielder Andruw Jones as a special assistant to baseball operations.
Jones already was with the team as a guest instructor in spring training. Under the official capacity, he will focus on working with Braves outfielders. Jones, a native of Curacao, also will assist with the team’s international initiatives.
Chipper Jones also returned to the team this year in a similar capacity.
Andruw Jones, a five-time NL All-Star, won his string of Gold Gloves from 1998-2007. He set a Braves franchise record with 51 homers in 2005.
The 38-year-old Jones played in Japan the last two years before retiring. The team announced last week Jones will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame this summer.