Jones is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Richard Morin of The Arizona Republic reports. Jones started the first three games of the series but will head to the bench after going 4-for-12 with a home run and two RBI. Jarrod Dyson will start in right field and bat leadoff Sunday in his stead.
Jones went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 10-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday. Jones hit a solo homer off Stephen Strasburg in the first inning to increase Arizona's lead to 2-0. It was his 13th home run of the season in 249 at-bats after hitting 15 in 580 at-bats last year. Jones now has 39 RBI and is slashing .277/.323/.494 for the year.
Jones started in right field and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's 2-0 win over Philadelphia. Jones was given an off day Tuesday after returning to the lineup Monday following a four-game absence due to a hamstring issue. By giving Jones a day off, manager Torey Lovullo apparently was being cautious with the outfielder's 33-year-old legs.
Jones (hamstring) will start in right field and bat cleanup Monday against the Phillies. Jones missed the previous four games with the right hamstring injury and didn't appear off the bench at any point, leaving open the possibility for Arizona to retroactively place him on the injured list. Fortunately, the time off proved beneficial for the veteran, who will rejoin the lineup for the first game of Arizona's road trip. Now that he's ostensibly healthy again, Jones, who is batting .276 with 12 home runs this season, is a viable option in nearly every format with weekly lineups.
Jones (hamstring) remains on the bench for the fourth straight game Sunday against Toronto. Jones injured his hamstring Tuesday against the Dodgers and hasn't played since. An MRI taken Wednesday revealed nothing more than minor inflammation, though a trip to the injured list can't be ruled out given how many games he's already missed. Tim Locastro remains the starter in right field.
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