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Orioles' Adam Jones peaking at the plate as uncertainty over future mounts: 'I hold the cards'

Orioles' Adam Jones peaking at the plate as uncertainty over future mounts: 'I hold the cards'

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has been one of the team's few constants, at least offensively, in a wildly inconsistent season for the team as a whole. He tries not to look at it this way, but it couldn't be happening at a better time for him.

Jones entered Thursday night batting .352 with an .870 OPS and four extra-base hits in June, representing his highest average in any month since April 2015, and coming as the Orioles are trying to wean themselves off the all-or-nothing approach that helped dig them into the hole they're in.

But it also comes as Jones and a host of other Orioles stars who are in their last seasons of club control are being evaluated for...

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