Report: Adam Jones wants to finish contract in Baltimore

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones had a chance to be traded to a contender. But according to a report, he’d rather stay in Baltimore through 2018.

Jon Heyman of Fancred reported that while the Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies had a potential deal in the works, Jones is less than enthused about leaving.

While it might seem unusual to have a veteran player and pending free agent turn down the chance to play for a contender, this is well within Jones’ rights. As a 10-and-5 player, Jones has to approve of any trade that he’s involved in.

Jones broke in with the Seattle Mariners, but has played with the Orioles since 2008. His contract will expire after the 2018 season. On the year, he’s hitting .285/.312/.434 with 11 home runs.