Braves hire Andruw as special assistant

Andruw Jones officially retired from baseball but didn’t have to wait long to secure a spot with his former team. The Braves announced on Monday that they had hired Jones to serve as a special assistant to Baseball Operations and will report directly to GM John Coppolella and Braves’ President John Hart.

“We are very excited to add Andruw to our staff as a special assistant,” Coppolella said in a news release. “He is perhaps the most accomplished defensive outfielder in our organization’s history and one of the best in baseball history. He signed at the age of 16 and was developed in this organization. He can offer a lot of experience and knowledge to our young players and we look forward to his contributions.”

“It’s going to be fun,” Andruw Jones said. “We’re just trying to be a part of the organization that we were with for a long time and where we started. We’re trying to help and rebuild it back to where it used to be as a competitive organization for a long time.”

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