Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/25/12
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The Baltimore Orioles reportedly are near a team-record deal with center fielder Adam Jones. The Orioles will sign Jones to a deal much higher than those given to Miguel Tejada and Nick Markakis, a source close to the team told Fox Sports. Tejada, who has signed resigned with the team, signed a six-year, $72 million contract in 2004 and Markakis signed a six-year, $66.1 million deal in 2009. The Orioles (28-17) are trying to take advantage of their best start in more than a decade as they try to break a string of 14 consecutive losing seasons. Jones, 26, is among the American League leaders, hitting .311 with 14 home runs and 29 RBIs. Also a stellar defensive player, Jones, 26, is eligible for free agency after next season.
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