Updated: August 23rd, 2011 8:37pm
Orioles outfielder Adam Jones taken to hospital for evaluation

Orioles outfielder Adam Jones taken to hospital for evaluation

by Phil Mackey
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was taken to a Twin Cities hospital in the middle innings of his team's 8-1 victory on Tuesday night at Target Field after suffering from mild chest pains and shortness of breath.

Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said after the game that Jones was still at the hospital undergoing tests.

Jones, who struck out in his only at-bat, left the game in the third inning with what was described as an illness. But shortly thereafter the Orioles became concerned enough about his condition that a 911 call was placed from their dugout.

The call was described as precautionary.

Showalter said Jones had not been sick before the game but complained of feeling weak.

"After his first at-bat and everything, it didn't get any better," Showalter said. "(We) didn't like what he was describing so we decided to get him out of there and let the doctors take a look at him. They're still looking into it. (They) haven't been able to really nail down ... we just want to rule a lot of things out. To be on the safe side, we're going to let them do some more tests at the hospital."

Jones entered Tuesday with a .297/.334/.490 batting line, 22 home runs and 77 RBIs.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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