Adam Jones back in Orioles lineup, but shifted to DH for series opener in Toronto

After missing the last three games, Adam Jones is back in the Orioles lineup, batting third.

But after Jones took batting practice, the Orioles made a lineup change, taking Jones out of center field and placing him in the designated hitter spot.

Manager Buck Showalter said he believed Jones was close to being able to return to center field. But after BP, he ultimately decided that Jones would be best served DHing tonight.

Jones banged his shoulder diving for a ball Monday, prompting him to miss the next three games. An MRI on Jones’ shoulder came back clean. 

Here is the Orioles' new starting lineup:

Orioles
Manny Machado 3B
Chris Parmelee RF
Adam Jones DH
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Steve Pearce LF
David Lough CF

Mike Wright RHP

Blue Jays 

Jose Reyes SS
Josh Donaldson 3B
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Justin Smoak 1B
Chris Colabello LF
Dioner Navarro C
Kevin Pillar CF
Ryan Goins 2B

Marco Estrada RHP

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