Banged-up Orioles CF Jones out of lineup; SS Hardy activated

NEW YORK (AP) Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is out of the lineup, a day after leaving a game early because of a sore right shoulder.

Jones said he was surprised to see he wasn't starting Tuesday night against the New York Yankees. He said he felt well enough to play but instead would get a day off to rest.

''I didn't really ask him,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. ''I know what he's going to say.''

''Hopefully, he'll be back tomorrow,'' he said.

Jones exited Monday's 8-6 loss at Yankee Stadium after aggravating his shoulder making a throw. The All-Star also is dealing with a sore right wrist.

''There's a lot of things hurting,'' he said, adding he wanted his body to heal for this season and beyond.

Baltimore activated shortstop J.J. Hardy from the 15-day disabled list and put him in the lineup. He had been out since Aug. 24 because of a strained left groin. He is hitting .222 with seven homers and 32 RBIs.

The Orioles recalled outfielder Dariel Alvarez from Class A Frederick. He made his big league debut Aug. 28 and has played four games with Baltimore.

Baltimore has lost 15 of 18 in falling out of playoff contention.

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