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10 Adam Jones CF
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 8/1/1985 | Birthplace: San Diego, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Baltimore | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $8,833,333 | Owned/Started%: 100/91 | Average Draft Position: 32.31
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Orioles CF Adam Jones in lineup against nemesis John Danks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) The Orioles were not about to take slugger Adam Jones out of their lineup Friday just because he's 1-for-30 lifetime against white Sox starter John Danks. Jones is indeed batting third and playing center field.

If Danks was ever vulnerable against Jones, it would be this season. The left-hander has been a mess with just two quality starts in the last seven outings and an overall ERA of 5.38.


Orioles' Adam Jones not in Game 2 lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) After playing in Game 1 on Sunday, the Orioles will keep outfielder Adam Jones out of Game 2 against the Indians, reports MASNsports.com. David Lough will start in center in place of Jones.

Jones returned to play in Game 1 after being sidelined since June 20 with a shoulder injury. Jones went 0 for 4 in Game 1.


Orioles' Adam Jones returns to lineup Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians, reports The Baltimore Sun.

Jones has not played since June 20 after suffering a shoulder injury. He will bat third and play center field. He will face Toru Murata, who he has never faced in his career.

The Orioles are the favorites (-133) over the Indians on Sunday.


Shoulder issue has Orioles CF Adam Jones out again Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Orioles slugger Adam Jones remains sidelined Friday against Cleveland with a shoulder injury that has prevented him from playing since Saturday.

Jones had been in a 1-for-9 mini-slide before going down, but still boasts a fine slash line of .298/.346/.486.


Orioles CF Adam Jones sidelined a fourth straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was sidelined a fourth straight game Thursday against the Red Sox due to a lingering shoulder injury. 

Jones is batting .315 (17 for 54) with two doubles, two triples, four home runs, 10 RBI, 12 runs, five walks and 12 strikeouts in his last 14 games.


Orioles CF Adam Jones still bothered by shoulder on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones remains sidelined with a sore shoulder, and he is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Red Sox. This is the third straight game that Jones will miss due to the shoulder ailment.

The team has not provided an update on his status, and his availability off the bench for Wednesday's game is uncertain. 


Orioles CF Adam Jones (shoulder) unable to go on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/23/2015) For the fifth time in the last seven games, the Orioles will be without center fielder Adam Jones in the starting lineup on Tuesday. Jones has been slowed by a sore shoulder over the last few days, and he'll remain on the bench against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Jones said he does feel better, and he's not expected to go on the disabled list. But he is still unable to play Tuesday, and will likely not play Wednesday either, according to Comcast SportsNet.

"I don't think I'll go on the DL," Jones said, per MLB.com. "I don't like the DL, but [I] can't play, it's uncomfortable.

"It feels a lot better than it did coming into Sunday," Jones said. "Just time, it's the only thing I can do. I can take all this medicine and all this [stuff]. I just need time."

David Lough will get the start in center field and bat ninth.


Adam Jones not in Orioles lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Jones has started 60 games in center field this season. He hasn't played the position in the last five games, however, starting two of the five at designated hitter. 

Jones has been bothered by a sore shoulder, per the Baltimore Sun.

"He's a little sore today, which now makes me wonder. ... It's not from the swings. It's from the activity, diving into the base," manager Buck Showalter said. "I thought that he would make a jump forward. So I want to take the benefit of a full day today and [Monday with the off-day] and see what we got Tuesday."

Jimmy Paredes will be the DH for the first time in four games. David Lough gets the start in center for the fourth time in five games. 


Orioles' Adam Jones at DH, Nolan Reimold in CF for first time


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones will start his second straight game at designated hitter. Jones was originally listed in his normal position in Friday's lineup, but a late switch took him out of the field. He's listed at DH again on Saturday. 

Replacing Jones in center is Nolan Reimold, who will make his first career start in center field. He's played the position 51 times in the minor leagues but never in MLB. His last minor league game in center was in 2006. 


Adam Jones drives in two for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Orioles DH Adam Jones went 1 for 3 with a walk in Friday's loss to Toronto. Jones drove in two runs, giving him 35 on the year. 

Jones' RBI were his first since June 12. 


Orioles CF Adam Jones (shoulder) returns to lineup Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones made his return to the starting lineup Friday against the Blue Jays after missing three straight games due to a right shoulder injury. 

Jones is batting .375 (12 for 32) with three doubles, three home runs and six RBI in nine games against Toronto this season.


Orioles CF Adam Jones sidelined a third straight game Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was absent from the starting lineup for a third straight game Thursday against the Phillies due to a lingering right shoulder injury. David Lough continues to start in Jones' absence.

“The good thing is that he’s getting better every day,” manager Buck Showalter said, per CSNBaltimore.com. “There are certain things with range of motion.”

It appears Jones is on track to return Friday against the Blue Jays.

“We like where’s it’s heading. It’s not stagnant,” Showalter said. “We don’t want him to go out there and start throwing and do some things that might set him back. He’ll do some throwing tomorrow.”

Jones is batting .333 (16 for 48) with two doubles, two triples, four home runs, seven RBI, 12 runs, three walks and nine strikeouts in his last 12 games.


Orioles OF Adam Jones out Wednesday, due back Thursday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Though Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, his return could be coming very soon, per MASNsports.com.

Jones is recovering from a right shoulder injury that kept him out of Tuesday's game because of "overall soreness." Jones did say he expects to be back in the lineup on Thursday

Jones is hitting .301 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI in 239 at-bats this season.


Orioles CF Adam Jones' shoulder has no structural damage


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had an MRI on his right shoulder that showed no structural damage, according to MASN Sports. 

Jones missed Tuesday's 19-3 demolition of the Phillies due to "overall soreness," which also included a sore toe. He's considered day to day. This season, Jones is hitting .301/.342/.494. 


Orioles CF Adam Jones not starting on Tuesday vs. Phillies


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is out of the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Phillies. Jones had started 14 consecutive games, but manager Buck Showalter said Jones is dealing with "overall soreness". Jones will likely be back in there for Wednesday's game, according to the Baltimore Sun.

David Lough is grabbing the start in center on Tuesday.


Orioles CF Adam Jones homers, doubles in win over Red Sox


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was unstoppable with his bat in his team's 6-5 win over th Red Sox on Thursday.

Jones went 2 for 3 with a home run, a double, and RBI and two runs scored. Jones got his swing going early with a solo shot, his 10th of the year, to left center field in the first inning.

Jones is hitting .311 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 222 at-bats this season.


Orioles P Adam Jones hits homer in win over Indians


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Orioles outfielder Adam Jones hit his ninth home run of the season in Sunday afternoon's 7-3 win over the Indians. 

Jones finished the game 2 for 5 with one RBI and two runs scored. His homer was in the first inning and was a solo shot. Jones is now hitting .311/.348/.509 for the season. 

Sunday marked the third home run for Jones in the past four games. 


Adam Jones triples, homers in Orioles' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones went 2 for 4 with a triple, home run and two RBI in Friday's win over Cleveland. 

Jones hit a solo shot in the sixth inning for his eighth home run of the year.

"It was a bad pitch up in the zone, and he did with it what he was supposed to do," Indians pitcher Shaun Marcum said. "[I was trying to throw] a changeup down and away, and it was middle, up in the zone. He put a good swing on it."

He added his third triple and reached 29 RBI on the season. Jones also scored twice in the game. 


Orioles CF Adam Jones hits game-winning home run on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/4/2015) Center fielder Adam Jones was the offensive hero for the Orioles in the 3-2 win over the Astros on Thursday. With the score tied 2-2, Jones blasted a solo home run in the top of the eighth to lead the Orioles to victory. 

It was Jones' seventh home run of the season, and his first since May 11. Jones also had two singles and scored two runs on the afternoon, as he now owns a .307 batting average on the season. 


Orioles CF Adam Jones enjoying improved strikeout rate in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has been able to reduce his strikeout rate significantly through the first two months of the 2015 season. Jones has a career strikeout rate of 19.1 percent, but through 49 games this season it stands at 13.1 percent, according to FanGraphs.com.

"I'm just trying to not make it easy on them," Jones said, per MASNsports.com. "If they get two strikes, and they think they got me, I'm just trying to make them make a good pitch. Don't want to give away anything.

"I understand there are three strikes. If I go up there and hack at two of them, OK, back away and maintain a strong at-bat."

Jones had a pretty strong April offensively before struggling in May. Despite the rough month, he continues to work hard at the plate and in the field.

"I saw this from a Baseball America magazine in 2003. Derek Jeter said, 'The day I hit 1.000 and have zero errors is the day I'll stop working.' That quote resonates with me," Jones said. "He worked tirelessly. He also said, 'It doesn't take talent to work hard.' I am not just here to grab a check.

"I love what I do and I want to be good at what I do. We take pride in our craft. For me to have a good at-bat for my team, that always is good for the team."


Orioles' Adam Jones serving as DH Monday vs. Astros


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Orioles outfielder Adam Jones is in the starting lineup and serving as the team's designated hitter in Monday's matchup with the Astros.

Jones missed the last two games with a mild ankle sprain, and while he wanted to return to center field on monday, manager Buck Showalter made the safe call and stuck him at designated hitter, per MLB.com. David Lough will man center field for a third straight day.

The Orioles are underdogs (+105) in Houston, per VegasInsider.com.


Orioles' Adam Jones (ankle) remains out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Rays for the second straight day.

Jones was held out of action Saturday due to a mild ankle sprain, and he'll take a seat once again on Sunday. Manager Buck Showalter indicated before the game that Jones has seen reduced swelling in the ankle, and the team will give him another day of rest before seeing if he can play Monday, MASNSports.com reports.

David Lough is batting seventh while manning center field in Sunday's game.

The Orioles are home underdogs (+100) on Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Orioles' Showalter: CF Adam Jones has mild ankle sprain


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Orioles manager Buck Showalter said center fielder Adam Jones was absent from Saturday's lineup due to a mild ankle sprain. Jones underwent an X-ray and an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. 

Jones initially injured the ankle while sliding at home on Friday, and he is listed as day-to-day, according to the Baltimore Sun. His status for Sunday's series-finale is uncertain. 

"Adam plays a very physical game, and it lends more credence to how remarkable his availability is," Showalter said. "He fouls balls off his feet, his shin, [gets] hit by pitches, walls, ground. I hope everybody appreciates [it]."


Ankle of Orioles CF Adam Jones not so 'swell'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) An ankle issue caused by a slide at home plate Thursday motivated Buck Showalter to sit Orioles star center fielder Adam Jones on Saturday, per Comcast Sportsnet, which is reporting that the ankle has swelled up.

Showalter could not say with certainty that his absence will be just for one game.

Jones had started every game this season. He has just one multi-hit game since May 20, but still boasts a fine stat line of .304/.343/.457.


Orioles CF Adam Jones receives first break of year Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Orioles slugger Adam Jones has been given the day off for the game Saturday against visiting Tampa Bay.

The premier center fielder, who had played in all 47 games this season, has been hitting below par recently after an outrageous run to open the year. He has just seven hits in his last 41 at-bats with one home run in May and two since April 14.

Buck Showalter has yet to indicate if the reason for his absence is for anything other than the opportunity to give him a rest.