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Jones: 'Thanks, but no thanks' on Yankees interest

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA/AP) -

Chipper Jones in a New York Yankees' uniform? It's not going to happen, according to Jones.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman expressed interest Monday in the retired Atlanta Braves star as New York tries to shore up an injury decimated roster.

New York is missing third baseman Alex Rodriguez, sidelined until at least July following hip surgery, and first baseman Mark Teixeira, out until May because of a strained tendon in his right wrist.

"He'd be perfect," Cashman said about Jones. "I'd take Larry [Larry Wayne "Chipper" Jones, Jr.] in a heartbeat. I think everybody would."

Cashman added he didn't think the 40-year-old Jones, an eight-time All-Star during 19 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, will have any interest.

He was right. Jones tweeted on Monday, "Enough with the rumors! While I am flattered about the speculation of being enticed out of retirement, I'm happy with life as a bad golfer!"

Cashman also said that he has talked to 37-year-old Derrek Lee, who hasn't played since 2011, when he hit .267 with 19 homers and 59 RBIs for Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Lee, a first baseman, appeared to be intrigued by the situation.

"Nothing ventured, nothing gained," Cashman said.

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