Marlins, Padres show interest in Jones
That didn’t take long. The Marlins and Padres have shown interest in ex-Tiger Jacque Jones, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. It continues a long-running interest from the Marlins in Jones, whom they nearly traded for last summer. From the story:
Jones was designated for assignment on Monday. If the Marlins move in
quickly on the outfielder, a deal could be worked out in the next day
The Padres, according to a second source, also have inquired about Jones.
It’s hard to envision anyone trading for Jones with his salary when they could wait a while and grab him as a free agent for the minimum, leaving the Tigers to pick up the rest.