2012-12-26 04:58:48 UTC
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) Former Atlanta Braves star center fielder Andruw
Jones was free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta early
Tuesday on a battery charge, according to jail records.
Around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call for a domestic
dispute between Jones and his wife in Duluth.
Gwinnett County Detention Center records say Jones was booked into the
jail around 3:45 a.m. and had been released on $2,400 bond by 11 a.m.
Once one of the premier players in the big leagues, Jones broke into
the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1996 and won 10 consecutive Gold
Gloves from 1998-07 as their center fielder. He has 434 career home
runs over the span of 17 seasons in the majors.
Jones earlier this month signed a $3.5 million, one-year contract with
the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japans Pacific League.