Nick Markakis

With bounce-back season, Orioles' Adam Jones returns to being a consistent presence

With bounce-back season, Orioles' Adam Jones returns to being a consistent presence

In a season when the Orioles are clinging to their playoff chances and searching for a spark anywhere they can find one, it's more often than not been one of their most familiar faces that's provided it.

Center fielder Adam Jones, in his 10th full major league season at age 32, is on pace for yet another season with over 150 games played and is back producing close to his career levels after a down 2016. He has hit all over the top half of the lineup, and is fulfilling the philosophies of both his professional mentor, Nick Markakis, and Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. — if you're going to play, play well.

"I just think I've always been a...

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