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Early Orioles notes: Jones expected to return Monday; O's recall Verrett, option Wilson

Early Orioles notes: Jones expected to return Monday; O's recall Verrett, option Wilson

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was out of starting lineup for a second consecutive game in Sunday’s series finale against the Houston Astros, but manager Buck Showalter said he expected Jones to start when the Orioles open a nine-game homestand Monday afternoon against the New York Yankees.

Jones is still dealing with a nagging sore left ankle and hip he hurt chasing a ball a week and a half ago in Detroit, an injury that has come and gone, and which Showalter believes had begun to affect Jones at the plate.

“He’s doing well,” Showalter said. “He’s getting better. Could have pushed the envelope today if we wanted to. I expect him to be back in the lineup starting tomorrow...

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