According to Mike Costa of XTRA Sports 1360 Fox Sports San Diego and various sources, Baltimore Orioles outfielder and All-Star Adam Jones (Who grew up in San Diego) might be interested in returning to his old stomping grounds and playing for the Padres. Rumors are Jones has not been too thrilled with the O’s losing Nick Markakis to Atlanta and Nelson Cruz signing with Seattle.
Jones, as mentioned before, grew up in San Diego and played at nearby Morse High School. One of his idols was the late Tony Gwynn, who he almost played college baseball for when Gwynn coached at San Diego State University.
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Jones instead was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2003 and was traded to Baltimore before the 2008 season. Jones is a 4x All-Star, 4x Gold Glove Award-winner and won a Silver Slugger Award in 2013. Jones serves locally to the YMCA and would make a tremendous impact to his hometown. Fans would easily welcome him home with open arms.