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03/07/2013 7:21 PM ET

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"I could've gone out there today. I just didn't want it to escalate into anything more serious. I'll take it easy the next few days, then I'm sure I'll be fine. It feels good, just a little tightness."

--Jones, on the left-side tightness in his oblique area that got him scratched from Thursday's starting lineup

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