Andruw Jones' wife filed for divorce about a week after he was arrested and charged with battery Christmas morning, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
Nicole Jones is seeking joint legal and primary custody of the couple's 9-year-old son, according to a complaint filed in a suburban Atlanta court Monday that the AP reviewed. The couple has been married for 10 years.
A police report the AP reviewed said Nicole Jones said Andruw Jones told her he wanted to kill her and grabbed her around the neck in an early-morning dispute on Dec. 25. He was released on $2,400 bond after spending seven hours in jail.
A 35-year-old outfielder, Andruw Jones signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal this offseason to play for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan's Pacific League. He spent 17 seasons in the Majors, including 12 with the Braves, and most recently played for the Yankees last season. He won 10 Gold Glove Awards.
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