Jones (back) is in the lineup for Friday's game against Cleveland, batting leadoff and playing center field. The veteran center fielder got the day off Thursday after experiencing some back spasms earlier in the Orioles' series against the Yankees. He'll draw back into his usual role as the leadoff man and center fielder for Friday's series opener against the red-hot Cleveland Indians. Jones is batting .167 with no extra base hits since returning from the All-Star break.
Jones (back) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Yankees, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo Encina reports. He left Wednesday night's game due to back spasms and it's not surprising to see him out for Thursday's day game. Julio Borbon will get the start in center field and hit ninth. Jones should be considered day-to-day for now.
Jones departed Wednesday's game following his at-bat in the eighth inning due to back spasms, Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid Atlantic reports. While spasms could cost the veteran center fielder a couple games, it appears he's escaped a serious injury. Expect another update prior to Thursday's contest on his status, with an outfield alignment that could include Julio Borbon should Jones sit out.
Jones went 3-for-4 with a walk and a double in Sunday's win over the Angels. He's now hit safely in 19 of his last 20 games, pushing his slash line on the season up to .268/.316/.460. Jones suffered through an awful first couple of months, but he appears poised to make up for it in the second half.
Jones went 4-for-4 with a walk, a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Sunday's 12-5 rout of the Rays. It took a while, but the real Adam Jones seems to have finally shown up this season. Over the course of his current eight-game hitting streak he's batting .429 (15-for-35) with two home runs, eight RBI and 10 runs scored.