Jones, Garrett ギャレット (ぎゃれっと)
Yomiuri Giants | #5 | OF
Born: 06/20/1981 (age 37)
Height: 196cm
Weight: 107kg
Bats: L
Throws: L
Blood Type: N/A
History: アンドリュー高-ツインズ-パイレーツ-マーリンズ-ヤンキース
Roster Changes: removed 05/22/2016, added 06/09/2016

[9/9/2017] Garrett Jones to return to the United States

Garrett Jones will return to the United States shortly. Jones never made it to the active roster this year. He had surgery on his left finger in April. He played in fifty-seven Ni-gun games and went 42-for-153 with a slash line of .275/.374/.523. He had some issues with his upper body in late-August and was training separately from the rest of the team. Jones will probably have a discussion with the Yomiuri Giants about what comes next.

Source: Sponichi 9/9/2017

[UPDATE 9/9 @ 10:46pm]

The Giants announced today that Jones returned to the United States for tests on his right elbow. There is no timetable for his return.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2017


[4/13/2017] Garrett Jones to have surgery on index finger

The media learned on April 12 that Garrett Jones is slated to have surgery on his left index finger at a hospital in Tokyo. Jones fractured the finger during Ni-gun fielding practices on April 10. He will begin a rehab program at San-gun after the surgery. He might not be able to take any batting practice for about five weeks.

Source: Sponichi 4/13/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/13/2017

[UPDATE 4/15 @ 12:09am]

Jones had surgery on his left index finger at a hospital in Tokyo on April 14.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2017


[12/2/2016] Garrett Jones and Scott Mathieson sign new contracts with Yomiuri

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they signed Garrett Jones (35) and Scott Mathieson (32) to new contracts for the 2017 season. According to the media, Jones agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.4 million US dollars and Mathieson to a one-year deal worth an 2.5 million US dollars.

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Daily Sports 12/2/2016


[6/27/2016] Garrett Jones blasts home runs in three consecutive trips to the plate

Garrett Jones blasted home runs in three consecutive trips to the plate against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Yokohama Stadium on June 26.

Source: Sanspo 6/27/2016, Sponichi 6/27/2016


[6/14/2016] Garrett Jones leaves after taking elbow to face

Garrett Jones was accidentally elbowed in the faced by teammate Itaru Hashimoto as the two converged on a fly ball hit by Toshihito Abe in the eighth inning against the Rakuten Eagles at Tokyo Dome. Jones was able to walk off the field on his own, but was in no condition to continue playing. Hashimoto also left the field for treatment (left elbow), but was able to return.

[UPDATE 6/16 @ 4:52am]

Jones did not suffer a concussion and could be in the starting line-up on Wednesday if he is feeling okay in the morning. He told reporters he could not hear Hashimoto calling for the ball because of the crowd.

Source: Sponichi 6/14/2016, Nikkan Sports 6/14/2016

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[5/23/2016] Yomiuri Giants take Garrett Jones off the active roster

The Yomiuri Giants decided to take Garrett Jones off the active roster after his 0-for-4 (three strikeouts) and two error outing on May 22 against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome. The Giants may have been able to look the other way if his production at the plate was better, but after his first modasho (three or more hits in one game) of the year on May 14, he has gone 4-for-20 (three singles and a triple) with eight strikeouts.

Leslie Anderson (left elbow) could get a shot on the active roster. He got the start at first and hit a two-run home run during a Eastern League Challenge Match against the Futures at Giants Stadium on May 22. He also recorded a double in his first rehab game on May 19.

Source: Sponichi 5/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2016, Sports Hochi 5/22/2016


[4/20/2016] Garrett Jones returns to practices

Garrett Jones missed the Yakult game on April 14 because he was not feeling well. He played in games after that, but was never fully recovered. He did not attend workouts on April 18, but was feeling better and rejoined the team for practices on April 19.

Source: Daily Sports 4/20/2016


[4/14/2016] Garrett Jones was unavailable for tonight’s game

Garrett Jones was not available for tonight’s game against Yakult at Jingu Stadium because he was not feeling well. He left the stadium and returned home before the start of the game.

Source: Daily Sports 4/14/2016