Marlins closing in on deal with Jones
NL East-leading club looking to add free agent for depth
MIAMI -- Jacque Jones is close to becoming a Marlin.
Negotiations between the Marlins and Jones' agent, Damon Lapa, are in "advanced discussions."
Released recently by the Tigers, Jones would provide the Marlins with a veteran outfielder, who can factor into the center-field mix. Jones also has experience leading off.
Jones played in 24 games with the Tigers this season before the left-handed hitter was designated for assignment on May 5. He was released on May 13.
A career .278 hitter, Jones has appeared in 1,284 games and he has 165 homers and 1,268 hits.
Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.