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May 29, 2011

Jones feels like he could play tomorrow

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was removed from the game before the bottom of the fourth inning today with a sore right shoulder, but he’s optimistic that he’ll be able to play tomorrow.

“No DL,” Jones said. “If I feel good in the morning, I don’t see them holding me back.”

Jones admitted that the pain, which he said he’s been feeling for about a week, became “unbearable” today while he was throwing the ball. He said that he does not feel it while he’s swinging.

He was 0-for-2 in the game, flying out to shallow right field in the first inning and lining out to left in the third. When he left the game, Felix Pie moved over to center field and Nolan Reimold entered the game in left.

“Today was just one of the most painful days,” Jones said. “It made no sense for me to potentially make it worse. We have a capable player in Reimold of filling in and he did a great job. There is no point in trying to hurt myself worse or doing something that I shouldn’t be doing this early in the season. We’ll see how it feels in the morning.”

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