The Orioles are on the verge of signing Adam Jones to a long term deal


Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that the Orioles and Adam Jones are on the verge of signing a long term contract extension.

The terms are not known but Rosenthal says that the numbers are “well north” of M. Tejada’s six-year, $72 million deal and Nick Markakis’ six-year, $66.1 million extension.

Jones is currently signed through this year at $6.15 million and has one more year of arbitration eligibility.  He turns 27 in August and is in the midst of a career year, hitting .311/.357/.601 with 14 homers.