Danny Farquhar (elbow) allowed an unearned run in one inning of work in his return to action Monday against the Mets.
Farquhar was unavailable Sunday due to tenderness in his pitching elbow, but it's not a major concern. The 27-year-old has an excellent 2.68 ERA and 50/14 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings this season.
Erick Aybar (groin) grounded out in a pinch-hit appearance Monday against the Orioles.
Aybar has missed three straight starts with a sore right groin, but it's a good sign that he was able to pinch-hit. Look for him to return to the starting lineup soon.
Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers in Monday's 4-2 win against the Angels.
Jones' first inning shot off Matt Shoemaker plated Nick Markakis and put the Orioles on top 2-0. Five frames later, deja vu, only this time Jones was even more emphatic, pulverizing the ball 443 feet over the left center wall to give Baltimore a 4-2 lead it wouldn't relinquish. Jones has two homers and nine RBI over his last three games. His slash line is up to a healthy .300/.325/.500, and the outfielder is on pace for 31 homers and 104 RBI.