Report: Adam Jones unlikely to waive no-trade clause
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones appears unwilling to waive his no-trade clause despite the fire sale taking place around him.
According to various reports on Sunday afternoon, Jones, who can block a trade to any team, is inclined to remain with the Orioles for the remainder of the season before becoming a free agent at season’s end.
There was a possible trade to be made with Phillies but Adam Jones apparently has given the impression he prefers to stay in Baltimore to finish out contract. Uncertain if there was an official decline. But upshot is, looks like he’s staying.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 29, 2018
#Orioles have now traded 3 of 4 main walk-yr players (Machado, Britton, Brach). They have had places to send Adam Jones, but so far he does not want to waive his no-trade clause.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 29, 2018
Dan Connolly of The Athletic added that Jones does not want to uproot his family midseason and wishes to say a proper goodbye to Baltimore, where he has become a major part of the community off the field.
Sunday could b Adam Jones’ final home game as an Oriole. Sources say multiple teams have requested he waive trade veto & he’s weighing options. But sense is he’ll stay w Os for 2018 to not uproot family & to say proper goodbye to fans/community My column $ https://t.co/yuqhR09VYF
— Dan Connolly (@danconnolly2016) July 29, 2018
Jones has received plenty of interest, including from the aforementioned Phillies. It doesn’t sound like he’ll be traded, though not for a lack of desire on Baltimore’s part.
Jones turns 33 next week and is hitting .281 with 11 home runs. He apparently values the opportunity to stay in Baltimore and say goodbye ahead of the chance to play for a contender.