Chipper Jones 3B ATL Oct 01 '12
Chipper Jones said he'll probably take Tuesday off.
He's in there Monday against Jeff Locke because he wanted to face a left-hander. The veteran third baseman is hitting just .230 this month, but still has an impressive .287/.377/.457 batting line and an .834 OPS in his final season in the big leagues.
Chipper Jones 3B ATL Sep 25 '12
Chipper Jones plans to play all six games during the Braves' final homestand.
Chipper has played on six consecutive days just twice this season, but he wants the fans to be able to see him every day in what will be his final homestand at Turner Field. "He wants to play all the games at home, and you can't blame him," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We sat down and spoke about it this afternoon. He wants to play all six, because he wants to be able to catch the Nationals and also give the fans here something to come out and watch."
Chipper Jones 3B ATL Sep 02 '12
Chipper Jones delivered a three-run bomb with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Braves an 8-7 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Jones drove a Jonathan Papelbon fastball well out to right center for his 14th homer of the year, and the Braves rallied from four back with two outs in the ninth to end their three-game losing streak. Chipper hit his second walkoff homer of the year, both coming against the Phillies. Prior to his game-ender on May 2, he hadn't had a walkoff homer since 2006.
Chipper Jones 3B ATL Aug 26 '12
Chipper Jones is dealing with a left oblique injury.
Jones was held out of the lineup for the second straight game Sunday, and should be considered day-to-day. The injury isn't a high-level concern, and likely won't require an extended absence. In addition to the oblique, Jones is working through a lower back issue.
Chipper Jones 3B ATL Aug 19 '12
Chipper Jones is not in the Braves' lineup Sunday.
Jones tweeted the news Saturday night, saying that his knees were "killing" him. The future Hall of Famer requires regular rest for his knees and other various maladies, but he should be back in there in a day or two.
Chipper Jones 3B ATL Aug 13 '12
Chipper Jones is expected to get the day off Monday.
Jones played through some soreness this weekend in New York and the Braves didn't arrive back in Atlanta until Monday morning after Sunday night's loss to the Mets. Look for Martin Prado to start at third base on Monday night vs. the Padres with Reed Johnson in left field.