Andruw Jones strikes out, singles in Dominican debut

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Andruw Jones picked up in the Dominican Republic right where he left off in the major leagues, striking out in his debut with Aguilas Cibaenas in his first winter league game Friday in Santiago.

Jones, who struck out 76 times in 75 games with the Dodgers during an injury-plagued summer in which he batted just .158, also singled and walked in three appearances as Aguilas got four-hit in a 5-1 loss to Azucareros of La Romana.

Jones’ former Braves and Dodgers teammate Rafael Furcal, who lives in Santiago and played for Aguilas last season, watched the game from the dugout.

-- Kevin Baxter