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Jones taken to hospital following illness

August 23, 2011

By Jordan Schelling / MLB.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Orioles center fielder Adam Jones left Tuesday’s 8-1 victory against the Twins after becoming ill just one inning into the contest and was taken to a Twin Cities hospital.

“He was feeling a little down and just weak. After his first at-bat and everything it didn’t get any better,” said Orioles manager Buck Showalter. “We didn’t like what he was describing, so we decided to get him out of there and let the doctors take a look at him.

“They’re still looking into it, haven’t really been able to nail it down. We just want to rule a lot of things out. To be on the safe side, we’re going to let them do some more tests at the hospital.”

Outfielder Matt Angle, who was recalled before the game from Triple-A Norfolk, pinch-hit for Jones in the second inning and remained in the game in center field.

Jones struck out in the first in his only at-bat against Twins lefty Brian Duensing.

Angle also struck out against Duensing in a four-run second inning for the O’s, capped by a three-run homer from Nolan Reimold. In his first game back with the Orioles in a month, Angle finished 0-for-4.

Showalter did not rule out the possibility of Jones spending the night at the hospital.

Jordan Schelling is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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