"We needed to back off of him," manager Buck Showalter said. "Hopefully it's only a day or two. We'll see. If it's not better in a couple of days, we'll see if we need to take another step."
Showalter said no tests are planned at the moment, but Jones could undergo X-rays or an MRI when the team returns to Baltimore.
The Orioles are hoping that a day or two on the bench will prevent Jones from going on the disabled list. It's a possibility if the ankle doesn't improve in the next few days.
"Really, it's been off and on," Showalter said. "Hip's a little sore, too, so just need to back off him. Hopefully, it's just a day or two. We'll see. If it's not better in a couple days, we'll see if we need to take another step. Got day games the next two days, so just want to try to get ahead of it."