Orioles, CF Jones Agree To 1-Year Deal

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles and center fielder Adam Jones have agreed to a $6.15 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

The club announced the agreement on Tuesday night.

Jones made $3.25 million last season, when he hit .280 and set career highs in games (151), doubles (26), homers (25) and RBI (83). The 26-year-old also stole 12 bases and was voted Most Valuable Oriole by members of the media.

Jones was seeking $7.4 million and the Orioles were offering $5 million, but the sides managed to avoid an arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday.

Jones can earn performance bonuses of $25,000 each for 620 and 635 plate appearances. If he reaches both totals, he would get to the arbitration midpoint of $6.2 million.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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