5 years ago

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Adam Jones has accepted an invitation to play for the United States in the World Baseball Classic.

When asked by U.S. manager Joe Torre to be on the club, Jones responded, "I said, "I'm an American,' in my best Toby Keith voice." Jones called Orioles manager Buck Showalter to get his blessing, and after Showalter agreed, the outfielder began his offseason workout routine a little early. Though rosters have not yet been finalized, Ryan Braun and Brandon Phillips are expected to be among Jones' teammates.