ARLINGTON, Tex. –- One day after he ran into the left-center field wall in Kansas City, Adam Jones is back in the Orioles lineup. Jones left Thursday’s game in the third inning and had a battery of tests performed on Friday.
“He’s fine. He’s ready to go. We were hoping he would be, but we wanted to go through all the proper channels to get there,” manager Buck Showalter said.
“I know they did X-Rays on both wrists and his neck.”
Showalter often compliments Jones’ toughness, and said that yesterday he wasn’t ruling the center fielder out for Friday.
“Knowing Adam, it’s 50-50,” Showalter said. “He’s been frank and honest with us. I appreciate yesterday him telling us [that] the whiplash gives you a little fuzz there, but he feels good today.”
NOTES: Chaz Roe [shoulder] threw a 25-pitch simulated game. He’ll throw an inning for Bowie on Monday and be reactivated on Wednesday. …Tyler Wilson (oblique) threw 48 pitches in the bullpen for Norfolk on Thursday. He’s scheduled to throw 70 pitches on Saturday. … Bowie outfielder Quincy Lattimore has been named to the Eastern League All-Star team.