The Orioles are nearing a contract extension with Adam Jones that would be the richest in franchise history. The deal is expected to be for six years and worth roughly $85 million, according to a source. Miguel Tejada (six-year, $72 million) and Nick Markakis (six-year, $66.1 million) previously received the largest contracts in Baltimore history. A source confirmed that Jones underwent a physical during the team's off-day Thursday, which is another sign that the extension talks are both serious and close. Jones, 26, can be eligible for free agency after next season.
Orioles, Jones Closing In On Big Deal