"To get it from one of my peers, one of the people who does a good amount of work in his own right on the field," Jones said, "that's pretty cool."
In recognition of Jones' outstanding performance in 2015, the Major League Baseball Players Trust will provide grants totaling $50,000 to charitable causes personally selected by Jones. The Boys & Girls Club of Encanto, in Jones' hometown of San Diego, will receive a $45,000 grant from the Players Trust, while the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will receive a $5,000 grant.
The Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, named in honor of the MLBPA's first executive director, is given annually to the player who inspires others through his on-field performances and contributions to his community.
Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.