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Newly extended Adam Jones needs an MRI on sore wrist

Jun 3, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

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The Orioles are already without two-thirds of their outfield with Nolan Reimold and Nick Markakis on the DL. Now they’re holding the breath awaiting word on Adam Jones, who will undergo an MRI on his right wrist Monday.

Jones has been feeling pain in the wrist for weeks, and he had X-rays after coming out of Sunday’s game in the ninth inning for a pinch-hitter. Those came back negative.

“It just didn’t feel right,” Jones said. “I can feel it when I’m hitting. [The doctors] wanted to get a picture of it, and I wanted to get a picture of it, and see what’s going on in there so we can be sure and relieve any doubt.”

The timing is interesting, given that Jones just signed a new six-year, $85.5 million contract extension a week ago. The wrist injury obviously predates that agreement. However, it’s not like the wrist has been hurting his performance at all. He smacked two homers in a game Tuesday, and he’s currently sporting a .965 OPS after “bottoming out” at .905 on May 13.

  1. cereal blogger - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Blue Jays stealing signs & beaning people left & right….Jones, Wieters during the O’s series. I’ll laugh when they they are out of the playoff race by the All Star break

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:36 PM

      Agreed! The O’s are fading fast.

      • jimbo1949 - Jun 4, 2012 at 10:28 AM

        pc, I think you’ve struck a sore point.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 4, 2012 at 12:32 PM

        The Orioles have only won 2 out of their last 10 games.

      • edgarallan926 - Jun 4, 2012 at 12:16 PM

        It’s really not that sore considering the O’s have lost 9 of 11 and are still in front of the Jays…

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 4, 2012 at 4:56 PM

        They lost 9 out of 11 you report! Condolences Orioles fans!

  2. londonfletcher - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    I’m finally getting to enjoy a season of Orioles baseball for a change and now “something doesn’t feel right”…

  3. chill1184 - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Tough break, could be worse though.

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