BALTIMORE -- Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was hired on Friday by the San Diego Gulls, a team in the American Hockey League. Jones, a San Diego native who is a Gulls season-ticket holder, will serve as an off-ice official for Friday night's game versus the San Jose Barracuda at Valley View Casino Center.
"I'm living out my dream joining the San Diego Gulls to be an off-ice official and serve as a penalty box attendant," Jones said in a statement.
The main responsibilities for the Orioles All-Star, who signed a contract on Friday morning, involve keeping track of and recording all penalties and all penalty situations, opening and closing the penalty box doors to allow players to enter and exit, and providing referees with official game pucks as necessary.
"We are thrilled to welcome Adam Jones to be a part of the San Diego Gulls organization," said Gulls president of business operations Matt Savant. "It's exciting to add a five-time MLB All-Star to our staff, and we know he will bring a hard-working and winning mentality to our hockey club."
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.