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Jones out of lineup with back spasms

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Jones out of lineup with back spasms

WASHINGTON – Adam Jones didn’t think his absence from Monday’s lineup is a big deal.

“Just played four days on the turf man. Gotta let my body relax a little bit and heal a little bit,” Jones said.

The Orioles played four games on artificial turf at Tropicana Field. Manager Buck Showalter gave J.J. Hardy Sunday off. Junior Lake was scheduled to play center field for the first time with the Orioles before Monday's game was rained out.

Jones has missed 13 games because of shoulder and ankle injuries. His left wrist has also bothered him.

This time, manager Buck Showalter says Jones has back spasms.

“Everybody has some different spasms now and then. Believe me, if Adam could play, he’d play. It’s my decision. I’m not going to run him out here. He’s played many a game here as an Oriole that he had some issues. His 70 percent is not as good as somebody else’s 100 percent. Sometimes it is, tonight’s not one of them,” Showalter said.

“Just a little wear and tear from four days on the turf and a long season of playing center field every day. Hopefully, it will manage itself, and he’ll start tomorrow.”

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Jones wasn’t specific when he talked to reporters before Showalter did.

“Everything is barking. Nah, I’m good. Playing a lot of games, Show’s looking out for me, giving me a day off. Thank you,” Jones said.

“I’m fine. Shoulder’s fine. Shoulder’s gonna hurt no matter what so it doesn’t matter (with) a day off. It’s fine.”

Jones doesn’t understand what the fuss about a day off is about.

“All right, but I’m human though. Let me have a day off without it being a story. It’s not a story. Just a normal human being takes his bumps and bruises and gets days off. When other players get days off around the league, I don’t see them being talked to whenever they get a day off. They get a day off. There’s nothing wrong with that anymore,” Jones said.

Recently, Jones said that as he’s turned 30, he’s noted his body has changed.

“Chemically, yeah. I think so, but we shall see,” Jones said.

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Orioles Roundup: Nunez impresses in loss to Yankees

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Orioles Roundup: Nunez impresses in loss to Yankees

The Orioles lost a nailbiter before falling to the Yankees 6-5 Thursday night.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and New York:

Player Notes:

ORIOLES:

Dylan Bundy surrendered three runs in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Yankees. The bullpen was unable to manage after Bundy pitched a fair performance.

Renato Nunez went 2-for-3 and hit a three-run homer against the Yankees on Thursday. Nunez has improved mighily in year number two with the O's.

YANKEES:

Masahiro Tanaka held the Orioles to one run through six innings in his start Thursday.

Luke Voit homered and doubled Thursday as the Yankees slipped by the Orioles 6-5.

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Friday 5/24: Orioles at Rockies, 8:40 p.m., Coors Field
Saturday 5/25: Orioles at Rockies, 9:10 p.m., Coors Field

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Orioles Roundup: O's acquire Keon Broxton from Mets

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Orioles Roundup: O's acquire Keon Broxton from Mets

The Orioles made a flurry of moves before falling to the Yankees 7-5 Wednesday night.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and New York:

Player Notes:

ORIOLES:

Baltimore acquired OF Keon Broxton from the Mets for international signing bonus slots. Broxton hit .143 in 34 games with New York this season before he was designated for assignment last week. The Orioles designated RHP Yefry Rodriguez for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Broxton. 

The Orioles transferred RHP Alex Cobb from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL, meaning he won't be back until late June at the earliest. Cobb has been out since April 27 with a lumbar strain. Baltimore also claimed RHP Chandler Shepherd off waivers for the Cubs and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. 

YANKEES:

Giancarlo Stanton has been pulled away from his rehab assignment with High-A Tampa and placed back on the 10-day injured list with left calf tightness. Per manager Aaron Boone, Stanton will be shut down for the next 7-10 days. 

Boone also told reporters Zach Britton was unavailable for Wednesday's game against his former team, and CC Sabathia could miss his next start due to knee trouble. 

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Thursday 5/23: Orioles vs. Yankees, 12:35 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Friday 5/24: Orioles at Rockies, 8:40 p.m., Coors Field
Saturday 5/25: Orioles at Rockies, 9:10 p.m., Coors Field