8:58pm: Jeff Wilson writes in the Dallas Morning News that Andruw Jones worked out at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Jan. 26. Rangers GM Jon Daniels confirmed that Jones worked out with Rudy Jaramillo, the Rangers hitting coach.
Wilson writes that Jones would probably be offered a minor-league contract with an invite to Spring Training.
3:32pm: T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com chimes in on the Andruw Jones rumor.
The article suggests we downgrade from "close to agreement" status, as we reported earlier, to "strongly considering," to quote Sullivan.
1:57pm: Andruw Jones is close to signing a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers, Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown reports.
Brown also states that Jones had earlier declined a non-roster invitation to Spring Training from the New York Yankees.
The signing could potentially help the team move Josh Hamilton to right field, which would likely keep him healthier over the course of an entire season. Of course, Jones’ most recent major league showings have indicated a need for drastic improvement before he can contribute at a big league level.