May 18, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) hits an RBI single against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE
The Baltimore Orioles announced yesterday that they have signed center fielder Adam Jones to a six year deal worth $85.5 million. There is also no option for a seventh year according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.
There is no-trade provisions in this contract for Jones. Jones will start out the deal making $8.5 million next season, and in the last year of the deal he will be making $17 million.
Jones was acquired by the Orioles from the Seattle Mariners in 2008. He was acquired along with former closer George Sherrill for left handed pitcher Erik Bedard. At the time, Bedard was one of the best pitchers in baseball while Jones was a top prospect for the Mariners.