Jones to start ASG
BALTIMORE— Baltimore will get a starter in this year’s All-Star Game after all.
Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones will take the place of Kansas City’s Alex Gordon, who suffered a groin injury and will be unable to play. Jones, originally named as one of the American League reserves, received the highest number of votes from player balloting and is a five-time All-Star.
This will be Jones’ third consecutive All-Star start.
“I’m truly humbled that the players selected me,” Jones said following Monday’s announcement. “I think it’s humbling because I just go out and play every day. I don’t play for accolades except the [World Series] ring and it’s humbling that the players around the league see that I play every day and I play hard every day, and they see what I mean to this team and what the team means to me … I just do it for my teammates and the name across my chest so it’s humbling that the players around the league they see that.”
Jones is one of four All-Stars for the Orioles, who also have Manny Machado, Zach Britton and Darren O’Day.