Orioles Decline Braves Trade For Adam Jones

Wednesday December 21st, 2011

The Baltimore Orioles have declined a proposed trade by the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Adam Jones, The Baltimore Sun reports.

The Braves reportedly offered Jair Jurrjens, Martin Prado and a pitching prospect in exchange for Jones but the Orioles declined, indicating the O’s high opinion of their 26-year-old outfielder. Despite starting last season on the DL, Jurrjens was selected for his first All-Star game. Prado was selected to the All-Star game in 2010.

Last season proved to be a breakout year for Jones, who hit 25 home runs, stole 12 bases and collected 83 RBIs. Last season, Jones posted a .280 average.

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