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Adam Jones is ecstatic about one particular baseball transaction during the last week. No, it’s not his six-year, $85.5 million extension with the Baltimore Orioles. It was the Detroit Tigers’ decision to call up outfielder Quintin Berry, Jones’ best friend since they were 5 years old and attending Webster Elementary School in San Diego. The two are so close that Jones is the godfather to Berry’s son. The two took very different routes to the big leagues: Jones, drafted by the Seattle Mariners after his senior year of high school, was a top prospect and made his debut six years ago at age 20. Berry played in college at San Diego State, which delayed the start of his pro career. He is with his fifth organization and didn’t debut in the majors until last week — at 27. Jones said he nearly cried when Berry gave him the news. “My best friend is in the big leagues,” Jones said. “To be honest with you, that’s where my excitement has been. I’ve been trying to watch him. He’s been playing pret
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