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Andruw Jones arrested Christmas morning

Longtime Brave charged with battery in domestic dispute outside Atlanta
Andruw Jones was arrested Christmas morning and charged with battery, according to the Associated Press. The arrest took place outside of Atlanta.

The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department arrested Jones, 35, after responding to a reported domestic dispute call between Jones and his wife in Duluth, Ga. According to numerous media reports citing the Gwinnett County Detention Center records, Jones was released on $2,400 bond by 11 a.m., after spending seven hours in jail.

Jones, a 17-year veteran, spent 12 years with the Braves. He won 10 Gold Glove Awards, made five All-Star Game appearances and hit 368 home runs with Atlanta. The right-handed hitting outfielder played one season with the Dodgers, one season with the White Sox and two with the Yankees, compiling 434 career homers before signing this offseason with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.

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