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Sports log: Andruw Jones arrested in Georgia for battery


Former All-Star center fielder Andruw Jones was free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta early Tuesday on a battery charge. Around 1:30 a.m., police responded to a call for a domestic dispute between Jones and his wife in Duluth, Ga. Jones was booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center around 3:45 a.m. and was 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 Braves in 1996 and won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves from 1998-2007. He has 434 career home runs in 17 major league seasons. Jones earlier this month signed a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League. He played a reserve role for the Yankees last season . . . Former Red Sox closer Ugueth Urbina was released from a Venezuelan prison after serving more than five years on an attempted-murder conviction. Urbina was accused of attacking multiple men on his property in November 2005, allegedly trying to set them on fire, and going after at least one with a machete. He was convicted in March 2007 and given a 14-year sentence. The incident ended an 11-year career in which Urbina, 38, twice made the All-Star team. In 2002, Urbina had 40 saves pitching for Boston.

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