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Adam Jones out of Orioles' starting lineup with soreness in rib area

Adam Jones out of Orioles' starting lineup with soreness in rib area

The Orioles emerged from spring training relatively healthy, but it took just three games into the regular season for their first injury scare to crop up.

Center fielder Adam Jones was out of the starting lineup for Thursday night's 4-2 series finale victory over the Minnesota Twins with soreness in his rib area, manager Buck Showalter said. Showalter indicated that sitting Jones was more of a precautionary move and added that his All-Star center fielder wanted to play Thursday.

Showalter instead gave rookie Rule 5 pick Joey Rickard his first start in center field in Jones’ place. Rickard, who also batted leadoff for the first time on Thursday,...

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