Adam Jones announces 2-year deal with Orix Buffaloes in Japan
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Adam Jones is taking his talents to Japan.

On Tuesday night, the 34-year-old outfielder announced on Instagram that he signed a two-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes.

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Well it’s that time in my career and life my family and I had to make a HUGE decision, and so that is what we have done!!! MLB has been amazing to myself and my family. We had an incredible run from the day I signed in 2003 to my final AB last year. It’s been the greatest 12 years and 139 days a person could ask for! The game has provided me an incredible living and has borne many fruits and hardware throughout the years . A lot to be proud of, that’s for sure . It’s now time to move on to my next chapter in life and say farewell to MLB and hello to NPB. That’s right, there is a team over in Japan (Orix Buffalos) that views me as a valuable piece to help bring their organization back on track and I’m up for the challenge!! They have expressed to my family and I that they value everything I bring to the game, and have proven that by offering me a 2 year guaranteed deal with a chance to play a 3rd year and beyond. My family and I are very, very excited about this new chapter in our lives, and rest assured we are going to embrace the shit out of it. I will miss all my peers, colleagues, and most importantly the Fans in the MLB but our paths will cross again I’m sure, in some type of capacity . You all be good and play nice over there especially with the CBA coming to an end. There is enough to go around, just work it out!! I’m out for now. AJ10......P.S. I can’t wait to eat that amazing Kobe beef!!

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The contract will be worth $8 million over the two-year term plus an option for 2022 and another $2 million in incentives, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Altogether, the deal can max out at $15.5 million.

Jones is coming off a season with the Arizona Diamondbacks where he hit .260/.313/.414 with 16 home runs and 67 RBIs in 137 games. The five-time All-Star has played 14 seasons in the big leagues between the Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles (where he spent the bulk of his career), and Seattle Mariners. He's played in at least 119 games in every season dating back to 2008.

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