Jones hospitalized, released after tests come out fine (UPDATED)
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was taken to a Minneapolis hospital in the middle of Tuesday’s 8-1 win against the Minnesota Twins because of shortness of breath and mild chest pains, but was released later Tuesday night after all tests on him came back fine.
Jones tweeted early Wednesday morning: "Back from hospital. Wasn't as serious as it sounded. Glad everything is in order. Appreciate the support and well wishes. Back at it mañana."
The Orioles believe his condition is more muscular-related and not a cardiopulmonary situation.
A Minneapolis radio station and internet site, 1500ESPN.com, first reported that a precautionary 911 call was made from the Orioles' dugout because Jones was complaining of the pains.
The Orioles said they summoned the Twins’ team doctor as part of stadium operations procedure but no one from the Orioles actually called 911, though a “non-emergency” call was placed. The Orioles initially described the condition as an “illness” when Jones left the field.
Jones, 26, was pinch-hit for in the second inning, then left the stadium around the fourth or fifth to be evaluated at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Here’s how Buck Showalter described the Jones situation after the game: “After talking to a few people, he was feeling a little down, just weak. After his first at-bat and everything, it didn’t get any better. [We] didn’t like what he was describing, and so we decided to get him out of there and let the doctors get a look at him. They are still looking into it. We just want to rule a lot of things out to be on the safe side. Let them do more tests at the hospital.”
Jones is hitting .296 with 22 homers and 77 RBIs.