BALTIMORE (WMAR) — A longtime Baltimore Oriole has found a new home.
MLB.com is reporting that free agent outfielder Adam Jones has signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League.
Jones, 33, spent the last 11 years patrolling center field for the Birds. During that span, he made five All Star teams and won four gold gloves, three of which came consecutively from 2012 to 2014.
It was February of 2008 when Jones first came to Baltimore as part of a lopsided trade with the Seattle Mariners.
Then Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Andy MacPhail traded left handed pitcher Erik Bedard in exchange for five players, including Jones and pitchers Chris Tillman, George Sherrill, Tony Butler, and Kameron Mickolio.
Along with Jones, both Tillman and Sherrill went on to contribute to the Orioles at the major league level. Bedard meanwhile, never lived up to his potential and was out of baseball by 2015.
If it was any indication that Jones would for sure be leaving Baltimore, last week he listed for sale the former home of Cal Ripken Jr. which he purchased at a May 2018 auction.
Last season, Jones batted .281 with 15 home runs and 63 RBI's.