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Jones took batting practice from the left side before the game. Jones has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 29 with a strained left oblique muscle. The switch-hitter reinjured his side while batting left-handed, forcing him onto the DL for the second time this season. "It felt good," said Jones, who is eligible to come off the DL after Sunday's game against Milwaukee.
The Braves placed Jones back on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left oblique muscle. Jones' latest injury comes as the Braves are completing a disappointing six-game homestand, losing series against Florida and the New York Mets.
Jones has missed two straight games with a torso injury. He is considered day-to-day.
Jones had three singles in Monday's 15-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, but saw his streak of consecutive games with an extra base hit end at 14. The Braves' third baseman tied the record set by Paul Waner for Pittsburgh in 1927. Jones had eight doubles, a triple and seven homers during the streak.
Jones hit a two-run homer in the Braves' 10-5 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday to give him an extra-base hit in 14 straight games, tying a 79-year-old major league record.
Jones was back in the starting lineup on Wednesday after receiving an encouraging report from a foot specialist in the Atlanta area. He had missed the previous three games after an MRI had showed a partial tear of the plantar plate and the second toe in his right foot.
Jones will see a foot specialist Tuesday after an MRI showed a partial tear of the plantar plate and the second toe in his right foot. Braves spokesman Brad Hainje, reading from a statement, said the injury is similar to but not as severe as the one Jones had in his left foot last season when he missed 37 games. Atlanta manager Bobby Cox held Jones out of the starting lineup for the second straight game Monday, starting Wilson Betemit in his place.
Returning from a sprained right knee and ankle, Jones hit a two-run homer Tuesday to account for all of Atlanta's scoring in a 4-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Braves' third baseman, who last appeared in a game on April 9, is hitting .280 (7-for-25) with a double, homer and eight RBIs.
Jones is on course to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday. The Atlanta third baseman should be ready to go when the Braves open a series in Milwaukee. He has been out with a sprained right knee and ankle since April 9. Jones is hitting .238 (5-for-21) with six RBIs in six games this season.
Jones, who is on the disabled list with a sprained right knee and ankle, has improved markedly. The Braves' Web site is reporting that the Atlanta third baseman is swinging from both sides of the plate without problems after the injuries had limited him from the left side.
Jones sprained his right ankle and twisted his right knee in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Giants. The Braves' third baseman was charging a ground ball when his spikes appeared to get caught in the soggy field and he hit the ground. Jones wore a walking cast on his ankle as he left the stadium and is expected to be re-examined Wednesday. He will likely miss Monday's home opener against the Phillies.
Jones and the Atlanta Braves finalized a $37 million, three-year contract on Friday. The deal guarantees the third baseman an additional $15 million and saves the team $6 million. The Braves had been wanting to rework Jones' contract to try and sign other free agents.
Jones hit his 20th home run of the season in the Braves' 6-1 win over the Florida Marlins Saturday, the 11th consecutive year that he has reached that mark.
After straining his left quad on Monday, Jones sat out Atlanta's loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday. The Braves' third baseman says the injury isn't serious and he'll back in the lineup within a few days.
Jones strained his left quad during the third inning against the Phillies on Monday. The Atlanta third baseman was removed from the game in the fifth inning as a precautionary measure. He was injured charging in to field a Kenny Lofton bunt, and then aggravated the injury while running out of the batter's box to try and prevent a double play in the fifth inning. Jones will be evaluated Tuesday to determine his status for the rest of the week.
Jones hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the eighth inning to lead the Braves to a 4-2 over the New York Mets Monday.
Jones had his first multihomer game of the year as he hit two against the Cubs on Monday. He accounted for all of the Braves' runs with his four RBIs in Atlanta's 4-2 win.
Jones knocked out three hits, including the go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning of a 9-5 Braves' win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday.
Seeing his first action since August 2, Jones struck out as a pinch-hitter late in Thursday's loss to the San Francisco Giants. The Braves' third baseman continues to be hampered by a strained rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. He remains day-to-day.
Jones hasn't played since straining his right rotator cuff against Cincinnati on Tuesday, and he still is having trouble throwing across the diamond. The Atlanta Braves don't expect their third baseman to return to action until at least the middle of the upcoming week.
After straining his rotator cuff diving to his left in an effort to stop Ryan Freel's sharp grounder late in Tuesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds, Jones has missed the Braves' last two contests. However, the third baseman hopes to return to the starting lineup at some point this weekend, barring any setbacks. Injuries have limited Chipper to just 62 games this season. In those contests, he has batted .286 with nine home runs and 35 RBI.
Jones, who missed six weeks in June and July with a foot injury, left Atlanta's 12-2 romp over Cincinnati on Tuesday with a rotator cuff strain. The Braves' third baseman was injured diving to his left in an effort to stop Ryan Freel's sharp grounder late in the game.
Jones was pulled from the Braves' lineup as a precautionary measure after experiencing some discomfort in his troublesome left foot in the seventh inning of Tuesday's meeting with the San Francisco Giants. The third baseman, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Monday following a six-week absence with a deep bone bruise and partially torn ligament the foot, was replaced at the hot corner by Wilson Betemit.
As anticipated, Jones has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Atlanta Braves, and he will be in the starting lineup for Monday night's meeting with the San Francisco Giants. The third baseman has been sidelined since June 5 with a deep bone bruise and partially torn ligament in his left foot.
Chipper Jones hopes to be back in the Atlanta Braves starting lineup Monday when the club begins a series against the San Francisco Giants. Jones has missed 43 games this season -- 35 of those since going on the DL June 6 with an injured ligament in his left foot.
As anticipated, Jones began a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Rome on Wednesday. The Braves' third baseman, who has been sidelined since June 5 with a deep bone bruise and partially torn ligament in his left foot, served as the club's designated hitter on Thursday, but plans to get some action at the hot corner over the weekend. Barring any setbacks, he should be back with the major league club next week.
Jones is scheduled to begin a rehabilitation stint with Class-A Rome next Wednesday. The Braves' third baseman was placed on the disabled list June 6 with a partially torn ligament in his foot.
Jones temporarily took the protective boot off his ailing foot on Thursday and was allowed to take a few swings off a tee. The Braves' third baseman, who has been sidelined since early June with a partial ligament tear and a severe bone bruise in the foot, is scheduled to be re-evaluated in a week to determine the next step in his rehab program.
Jones wore a walking boot Wednesday, which he would wear for roughly a month if he avoids the surgery option. While going under the knife probably would push his layoff to two months, the Braves' third baseman seemed to be favoring surgery as a permanent solution to the problem. "I would much rather bite the bullet and get it done so I can be the player we all want me to be," Jones said on Wednesday.
Jones wore a walking boot on his ailing left foot Wednesday, which he would wear for roughly a month if he avoids the surgery option. While going under the knife probably would push his layoff to two months, the Braves' third baseman seemed to be favoring surgery as a permanent solution to the problem. "I would much rather bite the bullet and get it done so I can be the player we all want me to be," Jones said on Wednesday.
After Jones was examined by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte Thursday, the doctor strongly recommended against surgery, but said the Atlanta third baseman should wear a protective walking boot on his left foot for 4-6 weeks. The healing process will be evaluated late in that time frame, and when Jones may return could be determined at that time.
An MRI on Jones' ailing left foot has revealed a partial ligament tear and a severe bone bruise. The Braves' third baseman, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week, will be evaluated by a specialist on Wednesday to determine the best course of action. If Jones is told to immobilize and rest the foot, he would be sidelined for 3-4 weeks. If surgery is necessary, a two-month absence is expected.
Jones had to be assisted off the field by Braves manager Bobby Cox and a team trainer after aggravating his ailing left foot while batting in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The third baseman, who originally injured the foot on April 24 and was limited for more than a week, will be re-evaluated on Monday to determine his status. He is expected to miss at least one game, and a stint on the 15-day disabled list is a likely possibility.
The extent of Jones' left foot injury won't be known until he undergoes an MRI on Tuesday, but the ailment will keep the third baseman sidelined for at least two weeks, so the Braves have decided to place him on the 15-day disabled list. Jones had to be assisted off the field by manager Bobby Cox and a team trainer after aggravating his foot while batting in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Jones was absent from the Braves' lineup on Saturday, due to a jammed heel, an injury suffered in Thursday's meeting with the Washington Nationals. The third baseman was able to pinch-hit late in the game, but according to manager Bobby Cox, he could use a few days off to rest the foot. Jones currently is listed as day-to-day.
Jones was available to pinch-hit on Monday, but was absent from the Braves' starting lineup for the second consecutive day. The third baseman, who aggravated his strained oblique muscle while taking a righthanded swing in Saturday's win over the Boston Red Sox, also won't get the nod on Tuesday, as Atlanta will be facing a lefthanded pitcher. Wilson Betemit will continue to see the majority of time at the hot corner in Jones' stead.
Jones aggravated his strained oblique muscle while taking a righthanded swing in Saturday's win over the Boston Red Sox and was held out of Sunday's contest as a result. The Braves' third baseman, who missed a couple of games last week with the ailment, also is nursing a sore left foot. The team has listed him as day-to-day.
Jones was back in the Braves starting lineup on Friday. Jones had missed the team's previous two consecutive games with a right oblique muscle strain. Expect him to be back at one hundred percent.
As expected, the Atlanta Braves kept Jones out of the lineup for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, allowing him to rest the strained muscle in his left side. The third baseman, who was replaced by Wilson Betemit, reported improvement, and he hopes to be available for the team's three-game weekend series against the Boston Red Sox.
Jones was a late scratch from the Braves' lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the San Diego Padres, due to a strained muscle in his left side. With an off-day on Thursday, the team likely will choose to hold the third baseman out again on Wednesday as a precautionary measure. Officially, he has been listed as day-to-day.
Wilson Betemit will remain at the hot corner until Jones is back in action. In 35 games this season, Chipper is batting .333 with seven home runs, 22 RBI and one stolen base.
According to Braves trainer Jeff Porter, Jones could be suffering from a stretched ligament in his ailing left foot, in addition the original diagnosis of a bruise. However, the third baseman is responding to treatment, and if he continues to improve, he should be back in the lineup within the next couple of days. A trip to the 15-day disabled list is not expected.
Jones has been battling the injury for nearly two weeks now. His only action over that span is four pinch-hitting appearances. Consider him as day-to-day. Wilson Betemit will continue to start at third until Jones is ready for full-time duty.
Despite being less than 100 percent, Jones was back in the Atlanta Braves' starting lineup for Wednesday's meeting with the Florida Marlins. The third baseman, who was limited to pinch-hitting duties for nearly two weeks because of a sore left foot, went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, walk and two runs scored in his return.
According to Braves trainer Jeff Porter, Jones could be suffering from a stretched ligament in his ailing foot, in addition the original diagnosis of a bruise. However, the foot has improved over the past few days, and Jones hopes to avoid missing any more time. He is batting .357 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 24 games this season.
Jones continues to battle lingering soreness and swelling in his bruised left foot, and he was absent from the Braves' starting lineup for the sixth consecutive game on Sunday. The third baseman has been able to pinch-hit the last two contests, so he should return to regular duty within the next couple of days.
Wilson Betemit will remain at the hot corner until Jones is back to full-time. In 21 games this season, Chipper is batting .375 with four home runs, 14 RBI and one stolen base.
Jones took some indoor batting practice prior to Wednesday's game against the New York Mets, but did not appear in the contest, due to lingering soreness and swelling in his bruised left foot. The third baseman, who suffered the injury while rounding the bases in the third inning of Sunday's contest, hopes to be available for Friday's matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals. He continues to be listed as day-to-day.
The Braves are off on Thursday, giving Jones some extra time to recover. He will be re-evaluated on Friday to determine his availability. If he is still not ready, Wilson Betemit will remain at third for Atlanta. In 19 games this season, Jones is batting .381 with four home runs, 13 RBI and one stolen base.
Jones still had some swelling and soreness in his bruised left foot on Monday, so the Braves held him out of the lineup for their meeting with the New York Mets. The third baseman, who suffered the injury while rounding the bases in the third inning of Sunday's contest, continues to be listed as day-to-day. Wilson Betemit will tend to the hot corner until Jones is able to return, which might not be until the weekend.
All tests on Jones' foot were negative, so as soon as the pain is bearable enough to take the field, he will rejoin the lineup. In 19 games this season, Jones is batting .381 with four home runs, 13 RBI and one stolen base.
It wasn't a good 33rd birthday for Jones, as he was forced to leave in the third inning of Sunday's game against the New York Mets with a bruised left foot. Precautionary X-rays were negative, and the Braves have listed the third baseman as day-to-day. Wilson Betemit tended to the hot corner in Jones' stead.
Jones believes he suffered the injury while rounding the bases just prior to his departure. He'll be re-evaluated on Monday to determine his availability. In 19 games this season, Jones is batting .381 with four home runs, 13 RBI and one stolen base.