Jones (hand) is batting cleanup and starting in center field Wednesday against the Red Sox. Jones was hit by a pitch on his hand in the ninth inning Tuesday, but X-rays came back negative and he won't have to miss any time due to the ailment. He'll face Chris Sale as he looks to build on his .297/.336/.498 second-half line (61 games).
X-rays on Jones' hand came back negative Tuesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Jones was hit by a pitch on his hand during the ninth inning of Tuesday's game, but the veteran outfielder was able to shrug it off and remain in the contest. He underwent precautionary tests following the game which fortunately revealed no structural damage. Jones' hand may have some lingering soreness Wednesday, but it shouldn't cause him to miss any time.
Jones was held out of Sunday's lineup due to general soreness, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports. Baltimore's recent series against the Blue Jays in Toronto was a bit tough on Jones, as he's been dealing with some residual soreness after playing on turf in the Rogers Centre. He played Saturday, so fantasy owners shouldn't worry about Jones dealing with a serious injury. Rather, it appears that the Orioles are simply being cautious with their center fielder.
Jones is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees. After dealing with a minor leg injury, Jones returned to the lineup Saturday and went 0-for-3 at the dish. There's been no indication that his absence from the lineup Sunday is injury-related. Austin Hays will start in center field and hit eighth while Jones heads to the bench.
Jones (legs) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees. Jones' legs were sore coming out of the Toronto series, having been bitten a bit by the infamous turf in the Rogers Centre, but it seems one day of rest was all he needed to get right. The 32-year-old has reverse platoon splits again this season, but he's been significantly better against southpaws than he was last year (.261/.320/.428 vs LHP this season, .218/.268/.313 last year). He will look to continue that trend against Jordan Montgomery.
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