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Orioles' Adam Jones leaves game Friday in second inning with left hamstring strain

Orioles' Adam Jones leaves game Friday in second inning with left hamstring strain

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, who was pulled for a pinch hitter in Thursday's loss to the Washington Nationals but returned to the lineup today, made it only through the second inning before he was pulled from the game with a left hamstring strain, the team announced.

Jones dismissed questions about his health before the game, saying that his batting leadoff and starting in center fielder were all that mattered.

Manager Buck Showalter said it was a longer discussion internally, with Jones arriving at about 2 p.m. to test his hamstring on the field.

“We’ve been out here a couple times and we feel like he’s OK to go,” Showalter said....

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