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For both Orioles and center fielder Adam Jones, transitional 2018 season looms

For both Orioles and center fielder Adam Jones, transitional 2018 season looms

On the occasion of Orioles center fielder Adam Jones' fifth annual charity tailgate before the Ravens game tonight, it's fair to wonder just how long the team's standout outfielder for the past decade will be around Baltimore for such events.

With a year left on his contract and the team looking at a set of major decisions next fall, Jones' future with the club he's spent nearly all of his major league career with could well be determined by how the next year goes for both parties.

Jones, 31, had a bounce-back offensive season in 2017, batting .285/.322/.466 with a 107 wRC+ and 26 home runs in 147 games. He hit all over the Orioles' lineup, and had the distinction of staying...

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