Baltimore Legend Adam Jones To Sign & Retire As An Oriole

He became synonymous with the Baltimore Orioles in centerfield for over a decade, winning five All-Star nominations and four Gold Gloves. Now, after being out of the majors for four years, Adam Jones is ready to go the Jose Bautista route, by signing a contract so that he can retire as an Oriole and get a nice send-off at Camden Yards next month. 

The Orioles have set September 15th as the date for Jones' retirement ceremony. 

Jones' famous postgame ritual after wins in Baltimore was to hit teammates in the face with a pie. On that note, the Orioles announced the upcoming signing and retirement ceremony for Jones with a cheeky social media post: 

 Did someone order a pie?

Jones, now 38, spent 11 of his 14 major leagues season with the Orioles, and ranks fifth in franchise history with 1,781 hits and 263 homers. 

For his career, he batted .277 with a .771 OPS (OPS+ of 106). He hit 282 homers, with 945 RBIs, along with 97 stolen bases. 

Jones left the O's as a free agent after the 2018 season, and played one year with the Arizona Diamondbacks before spending his final two playing seasons in Japan for the Orix Buffaloes.