NEW YORK – A day after leaving Monday’s game with a sore right shoulder, Adam Jones is not in the lineup for Tuesday’s game.
“You know me. I always feel well enough to play no matter how my body really feels. My mind feels ready to play. I guess it's a day to try to let my body heal,” Jones said.
Manager Buck Showalter said after Monday’s game that Jones had hurt himself on a throw to first base in the sixth inning.
“I'm not going to go in there and fight him. Probably go watch ‘Straight Outta Compton’ now that I have some free time,” he said.
Jones has missed time this year with a sprained left ankle in May and an injury to the same shoulder in June.
"You don't want to know how this body feels. I feel well enough to play. Put it that way. I thought I'd come in and show them today and I thought I was going to be in the lineup,” Jones said.
“It's a surprise to me, but it's a day to let my body heal and let my body rest a little bit. Smart move, I believe. It's more than just this season. You try to look at the offseason and three more years left on my contract, so it's not just right about right now."
Showalter said that Jones was suffering from a wrist injury, too.
“There’s more to it than that, too. Everything. There’s a lot of things that’s hurting, man. I play the game hard. I pride myself on that. I pride myself on just giving it all out there,” Jones said.
“So I don’t try to let everybody know what’s ailing me because no one really cares. And in the grand scheme of things this game is all about results. So I just go out there and battle it between the lines.”
He hopes to play on Wednesday night.
“I don’t know. It works wonders in certain facets, so let’s see,” Jones said.
Meanwhile, Gerardo Parra was starting in center in Jones’ place, J.J. Hardy was activated from the disabled list and back in the lineup. Matt Wieters returns after missing three days with a sore left wrist.
NOTE: Dariel Alvarez, who was sent to Frederick because he couldn’t play in Canada due to visa issues, was recalled.
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