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Former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones has retired from professional baseball.
Jones, 38, enjoyed a fruitful big-league career that lasted from 2006 through 2019. He is a career .277 hitter with 282 home runs, 97 stolen bases, and a .771 OPS across 1,823 big-league appearances. Jones finished his playing career playing two seasons with the Orix Buffaloes of the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan from 2020-21.
Adam Jones agreed to a two-year deal with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional in Japan on Tuesday.
Jones will head to Japan after agreeing to a two-year, $8 million guaranteed deal. The deal also includes a team option in 2022. Jones slashed .260/.313/.414 with 16 home runs, 67 RBI, 66 runs scored and two stolen bases across 527 plate appearances last year. The 34 year old spent 11 seasons with Baltimore after spending 2019 in Arizona. Jones will spend the next two seasons in Japan.
Adam Jones went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI in Arizona's loss to the Cardinals on Monday.
It was his third straight game with an RBI. Jones is batting .263 with 16 homers, 66 RBI, and a .731 OPS this year as we approach late-September. He showed he still has some juice left in the tank this year but ultimately isn't a difference-maker in fantasy leagues. He'll be a free agent once again this off-season.
Adam Jones is absent from Saturday's lineup versus the Reds.
Jones got off to a hot start this season but has been fading ever since. Overall he's batting .268 with 15 homers and a .749 OPS. Jarrod Dyson is in right field today with Josh Rojas playing left field.
Adam Jones went 1-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Padres.
Jones hasn't been quite the same player since storming out of the gate with a hot April. Overall he's batting .269 with a .753 OPS and 15 homers. He might have to settle for another minor-league deal this winter.