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Andruw still at home in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Andruw Jones is no longer an Atlanta Brave, but that doesn't mean he's selling his Sugarloaf home in Duluth.

"We'll still be here," Jones said. "Atlanta is still home."

At least in the offseason.

The Gold Glove center fielder signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a free agent in December and will be playing somewhere other than Atlanta for the first time in his major league career.

But Jones was at Turner Field on Wednesday, taking batting practice in the indoor cages with his former teammates.

The Braves have long made their facilities available to other players in the winter. Kyle Davies and Joey Devine, former Braves pitchers, were also part of the Wednesday workouts.

"I have a batting cage at home, but no pitchers," Jones said.

"It was good to see him here," Braves right fielder Jeff Francoeur said. "We're going to miss Andruw."

The Braves will see him early in spring training, however. The Grapefruit League season opens Feb. 28 with the Dodgers and Braves playing in Vero Beach, Fla.

The teams meet the next day in the renamed Champion Stadium at Disney's Wide World of Sports.

The teams also play early in the regular season, with the Dodgers coming to Atlanta on April 18-20 for a weekend series.

"It's going to be weird," Jones said of facing his old team.