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Jones not in lineup after being hit by pitch

O's outfielder appears to have avoided significant injury despite sore wrist
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OAKLAND -- Fortunately for the Orioles, Adam Jones seems to have avoided any significant injury as a result of being hit in the right wrist by an errant pitch on Saturday night.

Jones was feeling only general soreness in his wrist prior to Sunday's series finale in Oakland, and was not wearing a brace or any wrapping on the affected area. Though he was not in Baltimore's starting lineup Sunday, he was available for pinch-hitting duties.

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OAKLAND -- Fortunately for the Orioles, Adam Jones seems to have avoided any significant injury as a result of being hit in the right wrist by an errant pitch on Saturday night.

Jones was feeling only general soreness in his wrist prior to Sunday's series finale in Oakland, and was not wearing a brace or any wrapping on the affected area. Though he was not in Baltimore's starting lineup Sunday, he was available for pinch-hitting duties.

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Jones was hit in the wrist by a 92 mph Santiago Casilla fastball in the 10th inning of Baltimore's 2-0, 12-inning loss to the A's on Saturday night. He doubled over in pain and was attended to by training staff, but remained in the game.

"He said he'd be there if I needed him," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I know at the very worst, I'd DH him today anyway. I talked to him some last night. It's what we expected today. He's really sore."

Monday's scheduled off-day will allow Jones extra time for the soreness in his wrist to subside -- and Jones was scheduled to have an off-day on Sunday anyway.

The Orioles feel that Jones is in the clear for now, though if significant soreness persists through Monday, they might subject him to additional testing in Baltimore.

Similarly, outfielder Trey Mancini was held out of Sunday's starting lineup to give his sore knee an extra day to recover, but he did enter in the ninth inning and singled during the Orioles' 2-1 loss. Showalter indicated that Mancini might have aggravated the knee on his sliding catch of a Jed Lowrie fly ball in foul territory in the first inning Saturday.

Video: BAL@OAK: Mancini makes a sliding catch in foul ground

"I think the knee's been a challenge for him some," Showalter said. "I want to give him the benefit of today and tomorrow and see if we can clean that up and put it behind him. He gets a couple of days off that knee, the way he plays, he's going to bang it once or twice a game."

Zach Britton's first session of live batting practice as part of his recovery program is tentatively scheduled for May 15. Until then, he will continue a progression of side bullpen sessions, pitchers' fielding practice and long toss.

Jonathan Schoop was originally scheduled to complete his Minor League rehab assignment on Sunday before taking a day off on Monday and rejoining the team in Baltimore on Tuesday. But Schoop asked to play on Monday as well, and the Orioles will likely send him to Class A Advanced Frederick to accommodate his request.

Do-Hyoung Park is a contributor to MLB.com based in the Bay Area.

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