When manager Davey Johnson announced his final opening day roster for the 1984 season there was one surprise addition. His name was Ross Jones, a minor league middle infielder the Mets acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1983. Jones was used primary as a pinch hitter/runner and occasional late inning defensive replacement in 1984. The highlight of his Met career came on April 28th against the Philadelphia Phillies when he hit a game winning double in the bottom of the 9th inning. It would be his only hit as Met. With his average at just .111 he was sent down to the minors in the middle of May. He would make another brief appearance with the Mets in July but was once again sent down after two games. Jones spent the entire 1985 season with in the Mets minor league system before the Mets finally released him prior to the 1986 season.
In 17 games for the Mets Ross Jones hit .100 with one RBI
While with the Mets Jones wore number 21.
Ross Jones also played for the following teams:
Seattle Mariners – 1986
Kansas City Royals – 1987