Jones is likely to begin the 2020 season batting ninth, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
In Fenech's hypothetical Opening Day roster, Jones batted ninth behind Austin Romine and Victor Reyes, with Cameron Maybin next at the top of the order. Jones showed some signs of improvement in 2019, lowering his K% and batting a career-best .235 with 11 home runs in 88 games. Of course, .235 isn't exactly an elite mark, and without eye-popping speed or power, Jones doesn't project as a particularly valuable fantasy asset, though he should play regularly due to his strong defense in center field.
Jones (calf) will return to action Thursday as expected, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Jones' injury has sidelined him since Feb. 25, but he is ready to get back on the field and will hit ninth Thursday while manning center field. That's the spot he could fill for the Tigers on Opening Day if he is able to make it through the rest of the spring without a setback.
Jones (calf) was able to run Tuesday and is expected to play Thursday against Atlanta, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Jones has been dealing with a tight right calf since late February. Assuming he is indeed able to return Thursday, he'll be doing so exactly two weeks before Opening Day. Whether or not that's enough time to get into game shape remains to be seen.
Jones (calf) is not in the lineup for Saturday's spring game against the Twins, according to MLB.com.
Jones was scratched from the Tigers' Feb. 28 spring game because of calf tightness and has not played since. It's not clear where he stands in his recovery, and the Tigers have not said if the injury will affect his status for Opening Day.
Jones is dealing with right calf tightness and was scratched from Friday's Grapefruit League game versus the Blue Jays, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Jones was set to bat leadoff and start in center field, but he'll instead take at least a few days off to recovery from the injury. Derek Hill will slot into the lineup in his absence.
Jones agreed to a one-year, $1.575 million deal with the Tigers, avoiding arbitration, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
This is his first of four years as an arbitration-eligible player. Jones has been worth 0.3 fWAR in 286 games over parts of four seasons in Detroit.
Jones (wrist) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Thursday.
Jones missed most of the second half of the season with a fractured left wrist, but should have a normal offseason and be ready for spring training barring any major setbacks. The 27-year-old hit .235/.310/.430 with 11 home runs in 88 games played last season.
The Tigers transferred Jones (wrist) to the 60-day injured list Sunday.
Jones has already been ruled out for the season with a fractured left wrist, so the transaction is merely a procedural move. The Tigers used the open roster spot to call up reliever Bryan Garcia from Triple-A Toledo.
Jones (fractured wrist) was officially placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
He is likely done for the season after fracturing his left wrist. The injury was originally just deemed a contusion. Victor Reyes and Harold Castro figure to handle center field duties going forward.
Jones is likely out for the season after a CT scan revealed he fractured his left wrist, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Jones is looking at about a six-week recovery timeline, so by the time he returns to full health and gets back up to game speed, the season will likely be over. The 27-year-old suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch Thursday, but he looked to be clear of a serious injury when the initial X-rays came back negative. According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, Jones will unsurprisingly be placed on the 10-day injured list. Barring an unlikely comeback, he'll finish the season with a .235/.310/.430 slash line with 11 home runs and seven stolen bases in 88 games.
Jones will receive a CT scan on his injured wrist, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com.
Jones is not currently on the injured list but has been out of the lineup for the past two days after getting hit by a pitch. He has continued to experience soreness in the area, so the team hopes to gain clarification on his injury from the scan.
Jones (wrist) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Royals.
He exited Thursday's contest after being hit on his left wrist by a pitch and will sit for a second game in a row. Victor Reyes is starting in center field and leading off.
Jones (wrist) is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals.
Jones exited Thursday's contest after being hit by a pitch and will take at least one game out of the starting nine to recover. The 27-year-old was diagnosed with a left wrist bruise after X-rays came back negative, so he appears to have avoided a serious injury. Victor Reyes receives the start in center field in his stead.
Jones left Thursday's game against the Royals due to a left wrist contusion.
X-rays came back negative on Jones' left wrist, so he appears to have avoided a significant injury. He'll likely be re-evaluated Friday morning to determine his availability for the second matchup of the series.
Jones was lifted from Thursday's game against the Royals after being struck by a pitch on his left hand, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Jones was hit by a 95 mph fastball, so he'll likely head for X-rays to determine the extent of the injury. He'll be considered day-to-day until further notice.
Jones is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.
Jones has started 18 of 19 games -- including both ends of Tuesday's doubleheader -- since returning from a back injury July 19, slashing .208/.296/.389 with two home runs and one stolen base during that stretch. Victor Reyes is starting in center field and hitting sixth in this one.
Jones went 2-for-5 with a triple and a solo home run in Monday's 7-4 loss to the White Sox.
The 27-year-old tied the career high in homers he set last year, launching his 11th of the season in the third inning off Lucas Giolito. Jones has struggled at the dish since back spasms cost him about half of July, slashing .206/.296/.397 over his last 16 games with two home runs and three RBI, but he's been making some hard contact lately -- five of his last eight hits have gone for extra bases.
Jones is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Jones will bow out of the lineup for the first time since he returned from a back injury July 19, allowing Harold Castro to pick up a start in center field and atop the lineup. Over his 13 games back from injury, Jones has gone just 8-for-54 (.148 average) with one home run, one stolen base, eight runs and two RBI.
Jones (back) went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's 12-1 loss to the Blue Jays.
Making his first appearance for the Tigers since landing on the injured list July 3, Jones led off and looked very comfortable. The 27-year-old had been starting to play pretty well before getting injured, and he'll look to finish the season strong for a rebuilding Detroit squad.
Jones (back) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday and is batting leadoff versus the Blue Jays, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Jones had a four-game rehab assignment this week with Triple-A Toledo to clear the way for his return from the IL. The 27-year-old had an .851 OPS in his last 11 games before landing on the IL and will look to pick up where he left off.
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