Atlanta, GA, United States (4E Sports) – Slugger Andruw Jones was arrested and charged by the Gwinnet County Sheriff’s Department for battery on Christmas Day for hitting a still unidentified person.
The circumstances surrounding the arrest of the veteran MLB player are unclear and the person Jones allegedly assaulted is not yet known.
Authorities also did not release any information about the motive behind the assault.
A 17-year MLB veteran outfielder with 10 Gold Gloves and five All-Star appearances to his credit, Jones played for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and recently for the New York Yankees.
Jones’ career batting average is .254, and he has hit 434 homeruns in his career. He led the league with 51 home runs in 2005 and had 41 in 2006, but hasn’t hit more than 20 since 2007.
Recently, Jones signed a deal to play for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the Nippon Professional Baseball League, the highest level of baseball in Japan.