Showalter would have no hesitation resting Jones

Showalter would have no hesitation resting Jones
July 27, 2013, 5:45 pm
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Jun 29, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) hits a one-run rbi single in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

(Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports)

BALTIMORE – Adam Jones’ consecutive game streak stands at 269 entering Saturday.

Manager Buck Showalter has talked about resting some of his players before an off day to give them the benefit of two days off.

Jones, J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado have played in each of the 104 games. Chris Davis has missed just one and Nick Markakis two.

Showalter said he’s tentatively planning to have Matt Wieters be the designated hitter on Sunday.

Jones has joked in the past that he’d like to take a run at Cal Ripken’s record of 2,632 consecutive games, but he’s only about 10 percent to that record.

Showalter said he’d have no qualms about ending Jones’ streak.

“If it happens, and I’m not saying it will, there won’t be any negotiation about it. I’ll come up to him and call him Cal and tell him what’s going on,” Showalter jokes.