“He played defense great, saved a lot of runs for those pitchers, and they were the first to admit that. And then you’d see him on the base paths — when he didn’t hit a home run — he could steal a base, he could go from first to home easily. He had all the skills, and he worked hard at making them better throughout his career.”
“I’m really honored to go into the Braves Hall of Fame with someone the caliber of Andruw Jones.”
Jones has said he’d like to become a coach or instructor and work with young players in an organization, perhaps the Braves. For now, he’ll serve as a guest instructor in Braves camp through March 6.
“Right now I’m just going to see what guys can do, then you talk to them and try to help them,” he said. “I’m just happy to be here and be part of the organization. If they tell me to go work with a kid and try to help him defensively or whatever, I’ll be more than happy to work with any kid who’s willing to work.
“I’ll be happy to help anybody I can help.”