Jones dealing with lingering soreness, may not play Thursday
Lost in the difficult night at Target Field for the Orioles is that Adam Jones left the game in the seventh for Matt Angle.
Jones said he felt extremely sore while swinging the bat Wednesday night.
“I have a sore chest muscle, sore shoulder,” Jones said. “The soreness in my shoulder and chest went into my neck, and I’m just sore everywhere.”
He left Tuesday’s game in the second inning when he couldn’t catch his breath and went to a local hospital for tests. Nothing conclusive was found, and it’s possible he tweaked a muscle then, causing the shortness of breath, and the soreness arose when he swung Wednesday.
I doubt he’ll be in Thursday afternoon’s lineup, but he said he wouldn’t rule it out after icing his shoulder and chest and getting further treatment.
“I don’t know. I iced and stemmed, and I should get a good night’s sleep and hopefully I will feel good in the morning,” Jones said.
Also, Vladimir Guerrero had his left hand wrapped in ice after the game -- he was hit by a batted ball during batting practice -- but said he felt "OK."