Orioles' Jones ready for WBC and 162

Saturday - 3/2/2013, 3:50pm EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Jones desperately wants the Baltimore Orioles to reach the postseason again. First, he has something bigger in mind.

Jones leaves the Orioles on Sunday to join the United States for the World Baseball Classic, where the Americans open Friday against Mexico in Phoenix.

Manager Buck Showalter played Jones in each of the first four Orioles' home games this spring training, and the center fielder is 1 for 11.

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