Jones gets cortisone shot

Adam Jones received a cortisone injection in his left shoulder prior to Thursday’s 6-4 loss to the Red Sox, and will be sidelined until at least the end of the week.

Jones, who got the shot on the top of his shoulder, said he’s a fast healer and was hopeful he would get in Saturday’s game, although much of his timetable will be dictated by how his shoulder responds on Friday.

Jones exited Wednesday’s game prior to his seventh-inning at-bat, and said on Thursday afternoon that the discomfort in his upper back/shoulder region is more intense and in a slightly different area than where he was hit last week.

He took a pitch from White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd to the left shoulder blade on Aug. 24 and missed the following five games with lingering soreness. Wednesday’s injury came on a swing in his fourth-inning at-bat, and the tightness didn’t go away, forcing him from the game with an elevated level of discomfort.

“Before, it was just kind of sore. This is actual pain,” said Jones who consulted with the team’s doctors before deciding to go with the cortisone injection.

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