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Baltimorecompletesextension with Jones

BALTIMORE — Orioles CF Adam Jones signed a six-year, $85.5 million extension that will keep him in Baltimore through 2018 on Sunday. first reported on the talks Friday.

In his fifth full season, Jones, 26, is hitting .308 with 14 homers and 31 RBIs. Sunday, he extended his hitting streak to 18 games.

"I fit here in this city. I fit here on this team. I fit in Camden Yards," said Jones, a native of San Diego who is active in the Baltimore community.

"I don't see myself wearing a uniform that doesn't have 'Orioles' across the chest."

Jones' deal includes a $2 million signing bonus and a no-trade clause. He will make $8.5 million in 2013, $13 million in 2014 and 2015, $16 million in 2016 and 2017 and $17 million in 2018.

Jones could have become a free agent after 2013.

Orioles GM Dan Duquette said talks began a few weeks ago: "The dude rang the cash register every time he hit a home run."

Halladay leaves early: Phillies RHP Roy Halladay left after two innings as a precaution due to a sore right shoulder. He will be evaluated in the next few days, the team said.

Jeter moves up: Yankees SS Derek Jeter singled for his 3,155th hit, passing George Brett for 15th all time. He's 29 behind Cal Ripken for 14th.

A's: CF Yoenis Cespedes, out since May 6 with a strained left hand, took batting practice and will start a rehab stint at Triple A tonight.

Astros: LH reliever Fernando Abad went on the DL with a strained right side. He was hurt Friday while striking out a batter.

Blue Jays: SS Yunel Escobar left in the fifth with a tight left groin. His status hadn't been determined.

Brewers: INF Travis Ishikawa went on the DL with a strained right oblique.

Cardinals: C Yadier Molina left in the fifth because of dehydration. … OF Jon Jay, on the DL since May 16 with a sore right shoulder, reported to extended spring training.

Diamondbacks: C Miguel Montero missed his fifth game with a strained groin but was available in an emergency, manager Kirk Gibson said.

Mariners: CF Franklin Gutierrez, out all season with a torn right pectoral muscle, will go to extended spring training today.

Marlins: Manager Ozzie Guillen said RHP Heath Bell remains the closer despite being pulled in the ninth inning of consecutive games. Bell who signed a $27 million, three-year contract during the offseason, has blown four saves, tied for the majors lead, among 11 chances. … Former Rays OF Justin Ruggiano was called up from Triple A.

Mets: C Josh Thole, out since May 7 with a concussion, will play in an extended spring game today. He was hurt on a collision at the plate.

Pirates: LF Jose Tabata left in the sixth due to cramping in his left leg. He is scheduled to be evaluated today.

Royals: CF Jarrod Dyson sat a day after hurting his right hamstring in a collision with LF Alex Gordon. He is day to day.

Yankees: C Russell Martin sat for a second day with a stiff neck and remains day to day.

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