Adam Jones CF BAL 1 week ago

Jones went 1-for-4 Tuesday with a single after some concern when he swung out of his shoes in Monday's game, MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones already missed four games with soreness in his ribs. When healthy, he has struggled his way to a .212/.281/.308 slash line with one home run. There were some red flags that a decline might be coming and if April is any indication, this theory appears set to hold true.

Adam Jones CF BAL 2 weeks ago

Jones (illness) is batting third and starting in center field Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones left in the seventh inning of Tuesday's game with a stomach bug, but has recovered in time to start Wednesday night. After struggling to open his season, Jones seems to be coming around, collecting hits in each of his past three games while going 3-for-13 over that span with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored.

Adam Jones CF BAL 2 weeks ago

Jones left Tuesday's game in the seventh inning with a stomach virus.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is reassuring news, as there was speculation Jones may have aggravated his rib injury with a big hack in the bottom of the sixth inning. With the 30-year-old just battling a stomach bug, it seems likely he'll be able to make it back before the end of the homestand, if not Wednesday.

Adam Jones CF BAL 2 weeks ago

Jones was removed from Tuesday's game in the top of the seventh inning, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Joey Rickard moved over to center field to replace Jones, allowing Nolan Reimold to enter the game in left. The Orioles have not yet provided a reason for Jones' exit, but he has battled a rib injury in the early going this season, and may have aggravated the issue with a big swing in the bottom of the sixth.

Adam Jones CF BAL 3 weeks ago

Jones was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Friday's 11-5 victory over the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran All-Star, who's endured a forgettable start to the season, managed his first multi-hit outing of 2016. He also drove in his first pair of runs since Opening Day versus the Twins, and is now slashing a .211/.211/.263 line through the six games he's managed to play. A bout earlier in the month with sore ribs cost Jones three games, which has very likely played a role in his early struggles.

Adam Jones CF BAL 3 weeks ago

Jones (ribs) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones got back into the lineup Thursday after a week-long absence stemming from a rib injury and the rust was apparent. Plate discipline continued to be an issue as Jones saw all of 12 pitches across his four at-bats. That said, now that Jones is healthy, he should continue to be a fixture in the No. 3 spot in the Orioles' lineup. Jones is a career .294 hitting in the month of April, so owners should have patience despite the slow start.

Adam Jones CF BAL 3 weeks ago

Jones (ribs) will return to action Thursday against the Rangers, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones warmed up prior to Thursday's game and experienced no issues, so he will start in center field Thursday for the first time since April 6. Jones hit second in both games he started earlier this season, but he will hit third Thursday with Joey Rickard still holding down the leadoff spot for the Orioles.

Adam Jones CF BAL 3 weeks ago

Jones (ribs) felt good after early batting practice Wednesday and is hopeful he will be in Thursday's lineup, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Joey Rickard is starting in center field and hitting leadoff Wednesday, but if everything goes according to plan, Jones will reclaim his up-the-middle spot for the O's on Thursday, when the Rangers take on lefty Cole Hamels.

Adam Jones CF BAL 3 weeks ago

Jones (ribs) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones has been out of the lineup since Apr. 7 due to a rib injury, and though he was able to come in as a defensive replacement Monday, swinging a bat is still problematic for the center fielder. By using Jones on Monday, the Orioles can't backdate him to Apr. 7 if he ultimately does require a stint on the disabled list. Joey Rickard will remain atop the lineup Wednesday and he'll take over in center for Jones. The Orioles begin a four-game set against the Rangers on Thursday, but it remains unclear when Jones will be able to return to the lineup.

Adam Jones CF BAL 3 weeks ago

Jones (ribs) will be available off the bench Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones is being held out of the lineup for a fifth consecutive game, but it appears as though he's nearing a return. He was able to enter Monday's contest as a defensive replacement, so combined with this development, it's likely that he'll be able to return to a full capacity role without missing too much more time.