FORMER Atlanta Braves star centerfielder Andruw Jones was free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta early Tuesday on a battery charge, according to jail records.
Around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call for a domestic dispute between Jones and his wife in Duluth, Ga.
Gwinnett County Detention Center records say Jones was booked into the county jail around 3:45 a.m. and had been released on $2,400 bond by 11 a.m.
Once one of the premier players in the big leagues, Jones broke into the majors with the Braves in 1996 and won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves from 1998-2007 as their centerfielder. He has 434 career home runs over the span of 17 seasons in the majors.
Jones earlier this month signed a 1-year, $3.5 million contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, of Japan's Pacific League.
In other baseball news:
* Brad Corbett, who owned the Texas Rangers from 1974 to 1980 and wasn't afraid to regularly switch out managers, died Monday. He was 75. Corbett's daughter, Pamela Corbett Murrin, told the Associated Press that her father died peacefully in his sleep. She said he had not been sick recently.
At Corbett's helm, the team had six managers in 6 years - four in the 1977 season alone. The team had its first four winning seasons under Corbett.
Corbett made his money in the plastics business, turning a $300,000 loan from the Small Business Administration into a multimillion-dollar company that sold plastic pipes for industrial use. Only three seasons after the Rangers had moved from Washington, Corbett bought the team from Bob Short.
Rafael Nadal's return to competition has been delayed by a stomach virus. The Spaniard was scheduled to play in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on Thursday after missing 7 months because of tendinitis in his left knee. But he said on his Facebook page that his doctors ordered him to pull out when he was running a fever, telling him his body needed rest.
Philly File *
Jaelen Strong, a 6-4, 205-pound wideout from West Catholic and Pierce Junior College in Los Angeles, will continue his football career at Arizona State. He has three more seasons of eligibility. Strong, known as Strong-Rankin at West, this year had 67 catches for 1,263 yards and 15 touchdowns.
* Former Temple quarterback Adam DiMichele said on his Twitter feed that he will be a graduate assistant under new Owls coach Matt Rhule.