With Sunday's two-run single in the third inning of a 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros, Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles recorded his 500th and 501st career RBI, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. Jones needed 981 regular-season games and 3,680 at-bats to reach the 500-RBI milestone.
Jones has been a consistent run producer in the Orioles lineup for years now, recording 80 or more RBI in three consecutive seasons. His career-best total of 108 came during his 2013 campaign, when he also logged a personal-best 33 home runs and slashed .285/.318/.493.
Originally drafted by the Seattle Mariners, Jones was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 2008. All but a dozen of his career RBI have been accumulated during his time with the O's.
At 28 years old, the Orioles center fielder already has enjoyed a decorated career. Jones was both an All-Star and a Rawlings Gold Glove Glove recipient in the 2009, 2012 and 2013 seasons, adding a Silver Slugger Award to his collection in 2013.
Entering Sunday's action, Jones has already broken into the top 10 in several statistical categories among Orioles outfielders all time. He sits at fifth in home runs (140) and ninth in RBI (489), while posting a .281 average during his time with the team.
Jones did get off to a slow start this season, but it now seems like a distant memory. Heading into Monday's contest against the Detroit Tigers, he's 7-for-21 with three home runs and five RBI over the last five games.
All stats courtesy of MLB.com unless otherwise specified.
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