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Mitch Jones

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Mitch Jones
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Outfielder
Born: (1977-10-15) October 15, 1977 (age 38)
Orem, Utah
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 16, 2009 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
June 16, 2009 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Batting average .308
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Teams
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Mitchell C. Jones (born October 15, 1977 in Orem, Utah) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder.

Amateur career

Jones played ball in high school at Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah, and was drafted by the Texas Rangers in

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Professional Baseball Career

New York Yankees

He worked his way through the Yankees' minor league system, becoming a four-time All-Star. He started

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Jones was called up for one game by the Yankees, but sent back to Columbus without making an appearance.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Jones was signed to a minor league contract by the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to the start of the

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He received a non-roster invitation to spring training by the Dodgers in 2009 but failed to make the roster and was assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes to begin the season.

On June 16, the Dodgers purchased his contract and called him up to the Major League team. He made his major league debut that night, appearing as a pinch hitter in a game against the Oakland Athletics. He struck out in his first at-bat. The next night he got his first major league hit off A's reliever Brad Ziegler after 10 years in the minor leagues. Two nights later on June 19, he got his first major league start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as the designated hitter.

Jones appeared in 8 games with the Dodgers, primarily as a pinch hitter. He went 4 for 13, finishing with a batting average of .308 before he was designated for assignment on July 1 and returned to the Isotopes on July 6.

In September 2009, Jones was named the winner of the Joe Bauman Home Run Award, for the most home runs — 35 — in all of Minor League Baseball.[4]

Atlanta Braves

On December 17, 2009, Jones signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.

Pittsburgh Pirates

On July 30, 2010, Jones was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. He played for the Pirates AAA team, the Indianapolis Indians.

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