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The Orioles are on the verge of signing Adam Jones to a long term deal

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BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 25: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles blows a bubble while walking off the field after the Orioles defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-2 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 25, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that the Orioles and Adam Jones are on the verge of signing a long term contract extension.

The terms are not known but Rosenthal says that the numbers are “well north” of M. Tejada’s six-year, $72 million deal and Nick Markakis’ six-year, $66.1 million extension.

Jones is currently signed through this year at $6.15 million and has one more year of arbitration eligibility. He turns 27 in August and is in the midst of a career year, hitting .311/.357/.601 with 14 homers.