Adam Jones is an outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles, in his seventh MLB season. Jones started his career with the Seattle Mariners in 2006, before joining the Orioles in 2008, in a trade that sent starting pitcher Erik Bedard to the Pacific Northwest.
While Bedard has struggled during the last few seasons, Jones has made two All-Star appearances since arriving in Baltimore (2009, 2012).
Entering Friday, Jones is batting .293, with 23 homeruns and 53 RBI. His efforts have helped put the Oriole franchise back on the map, as the long suffering team now sits within striking distance of an American League Wild Card spot.
Earlier this season, the Orioles rewarded Jones with a six-year/$85.5 million contract.