Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones suffered a strained hamstring during Friday’s game against the New York Yankees when he pulled up at first base after a leadoff groundout in the first inning. However, he is expected to return to the lineup soon. 

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Showalter Comments on Jones’ Recovery

Sunday, Aug. 28

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Jones is close to returning and would have played against the Yankees if it was a night game, according to’s Brittany Ghiroli.

Showalter told reporters on Friday that Jones was in the “same spot as” Thursday, per Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun. Showalter added it’s not a situation where Jones could land on the disabled list.

Jones Out vs. Yankees

Sunday, Aug. 28

The Orioles announced Jones will not be in Sunday’s lineup against the Yankees: 


O’s Need Jones in Lineup Heading Toward Playoffs

Jones battled oblique discomfort at the start of the season, but he returned to the starting lineup on a full-time basis after missing four games and making two brief appearances as a defensive replacement. 

Entering Friday, Jones had posted a slash line of .275/.316/.456/ with 74 RBI and 24 home runs a year after regressing slightly to the tune of 25 home runs and 82 RBI when he was limited to 137 games.

To put those numbers in perspective, Jones clubbed 29 dingers and drove in 96 runs while batting .281 and missing just three games in 2014.

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