Jones wasn't 'trippin' about examination

June 05, 2012|By Dan Connolly | The Baltimore Sun

Adam Jones is back in the Orioles' lineup after leaving Sunday’s game with right wrist pain.

He had his right wrist – which he injured while sliding a while ago – and his left wrist examined Monday in Sarasota and everything came out fine. No breaks, only bruises.

So fine, Jones said, that he spent part of Monday with injured teammate Nick Markakis at Markakis’ pool in Sarasota.

“I knew there was nothing, but they just wanted it. So I wasn’t tripping,” he said. “Instead of coming up here and enjoying a rainy off day, I was jumping into Markakis’ pool. He has like a 10-foot bank, I was jumping into the pool, cannon-balling, and eating pizza.”

Jones said he is feeling no pain and was told by doctors that he can’t do anything on the field to make the injury worse.

“I’m not missing no game,” said Jones, who has played in all 54 games this year.

In a little lineup tweak, Jones is batting third – usually Markakis’ domain until a hamate injury sidelined the right fielder – and Matt Wieters is batting fourth, where Jones usually hits.

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