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Chipper Jones to Replace Matt Kemp at 2012 All-Star Game
July 3rd, 2012 at 5:59 PM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has been named to National League squad of the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City, Dave O'Brien reports. Matt Kemp, who is currently on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, will not be able to play in All-Star Game, so National League manager Tony...

Chipper Jones, Wife Separate After 12 Years of Marriage
June 14th, 2012 at 6:59 PM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones and his wife, Sharon, have separated after 12 years of marriage, ajc.com reports. A source familiar with the situation confirmed the news to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Jones declined to comment when asked about it Thursday, and attempts to reach Sharon Jones were not successful. Though neither...

Atlanta Braves Activate Chipper Jones from Disabled List, Option Jose Constanza to Triple-A
June 10th, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Chipper Jones couldn't convince Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez to let him stay in town for the John Smoltz's number retirement, but after two rehab games with Class-A Rome, Chipper has been activated from the disabled list in time for the series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays. Jones will bat third...

Chipper Jones Set for Rehab Assignment
June 8th, 2012 at 2:06 PM
The return of the Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is right around the corner. Chipper has agreed to a Friday and Saturday rehab assignment with Class-A Rome.  Jones told reporters this week that he wasn't interested in going on a minor-league rehab assignment and preferred to be activated for this weekends series against the Toronto Blue Jays...

Atlanta Braves Reacquire Ruben Gotay; Demote Joey Terdoslavich to Mississippi
June 5th, 2012 at 10:17 PM
The Atlanta Braves announced two roster moves on Tuesday: the team has reacquired middle infielder Ruben Gotay from the Toronto Blue Jays and has sent struggling third baseman Joey Terdoslavish to Mississippi (AA). Gotay returns to the Braves for a third stint with the club. He was initially claimed off waivers back...

Chipper Jones Has Minor Procedure to Drain Fluid in Leg, Freddie Freeman Still Battling Eye Issues
May 27th, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Chipper Jones has been gimpy since bruising his left calf over a week ago, causing the Atlanta Braves place him on the disabled list. Jones is feeling a bit better now, however, since doctors drained some of the fluid in his leg in a minor surgical procedure on Saturday. "The doc...

Atlanta Braves Place Chipper Jones on 15-Day Disabled List with Bruised Leg
May 26th, 2012 at 9:46 AM
After making only a pinch-hit appearance in the seven days since severely bruising his calf, the Atlanta Braves have placed Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Wednesday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez made the announcement after Friday's loss at the hands of the Washington Nationals. He also said that the...

Injury Updates: Chipper Jones and Brian McCann’s Conditions Worsen, Jonny Venters Returns to Action
May 24th, 2012 at 11:53 PM
As the Cincinnati Reds completed a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night, the Braves remain without a couple of their key cogs in the line-up. Chipper Jones, after taking a sharp ground ball directly to the ankle on Sunday, has missed the last four games. While he was...

Atlanta Braves Hoping for Swift Return of Chipper Jones, Brian McCann
May 24th, 2012 at 11:17 AM
The Atlanta Braves offense has scored only four runs in their past two games while missing both Brian McCann and Chipper Jones and have lost four of their five games since Jones went down with a calf injury last Friday. Both are making progress in their prospective returns that could...

Chipper Jones Still Day-to-day, Will Wear a Shinguard
May 21st, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones missed his second straight game on Sunday after being drilled by a B.J. Upton one-hopper, but the chances do not sound good for him being in the lineup Monday against the Cincinnati Reds. "He's walking around better," Fredi Gonzalez said. "Hopefully, [he can play on...

Chipper Jones to Miss Remainder of Series with Tampa Bay Rays with Calf Injury
May 19th, 2012 at 7:32 AM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will likely miss the rest of the Braves' series with the Tampa Bay Rays after suffering a contusion to his left calf while trying to field a hard grounder by B.J. Upton in the third inning Friday night. Chipper left in the seventh inning...

St. Louis Cardinals Honor Chipper Jones
May 13th, 2012 at 4:46 PM
The St. Louis Cardinals honored the career of Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones for his accomplishments before the series finale at Busch Stadium on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** The 40-year-old Braves legend was presented with an autographed Stan Musial jersey and a game action photo of himself that was autographed by Cardinals players. Former Brave...

Chipper Jones’ Knee is Healing Well
May 9th, 2012 at 4:23 PM
It has taken time, but Chipper Jones has seen the swelling in his surgically repaired left knee go down dramatically over the last week, and he thinks the healing process is nearly complete. He will hopefully be able to start more regularly for the Atlanta Braves. ***PHOTO1*** With Chipper in the lineup...

Chipper Jones Out for Home Opener with Swelling in Knee
April 13th, 2012 at 6:32 PM
Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones will miss what is probably his final home opener with swelling in his surgically repaired left knee. Dave O'Brien reports that Jones had swelling beginning on the flight back to Atlanta from Houston Wednesday, and even though he stayed off it and iced it all day...

Chipper Jones Presented with Cowboy Hat by Craig Biggio, Expected to Play Tuesday
April 10th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
With Chipper Jones playing in his final season - all with the Atlanta Braves - he was presented with a cowboy hat courtesy of Houston Astros legend Craig Biggio, who also spent his whole career with one team, on Monday as a gesture from the ballclub that likely marked the...

Juan Francisco to Start at Third Base Saturday
April 6th, 2012 at 9:57 PM
Juan Francisco will make his Atlanta Braves debut Saturday when he starts at third base against the New York Mets and right-hander R.A. Dickey, Dave O'Brien reports. ***PHOTO1*** Fredi Gonzalez intends to use Francisco at third and Martin Prado in left field against right-handed pitching. Last year in Triple-A, Francisco hit righties...

Chipper Jones to Hit Simulated Game Friday, Hopes to Be Back Tuesday
April 5th, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Chipper Jones started his final season on disabled list due to undergoing arthroscopic surgery on a torn left meniscus on March 26, but he hopes to return to the Atlanta Braves lineup when he is eligible to come of the DL on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Jones will hit off Randall Delgado and Chad...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Juan Francisco from Cincinnati Reds in Exchange for J.J. Hoover
April 1st, 2012 at 7:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves acquired power hitting third base prospect Juan Francisco from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor league pitcher J.J. Hoover on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** Francisco, 24, has spent seven years in the Reds system and has hit .284 his in 81 Major League games. Though Francisco made the Reds' Opening Day...

Chipper Jones Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery
March 26th, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Chipper Jones had successful arthroscopic knee surgery Monday to repair the torn miniscus in his left knee. He hopes to return to the Atlanta Braves by their opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 13. ***PHOTO1*** "Historically, Chipper has taken 16-18 days to get back from these injuries," general manager Frank Wren said...

Chipper Jones to Have Knee Surgery, Will Miss Opening Day
March 24th, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Chipper Jones just seems to stay in the headlines recently. After announcing his retirement on Thursday, the Atlanta Braves have now announced that Jones will have surgery to repair a torn left meniscus on Monday and will start the year on the disabled list. ***PHOTO1*** Jones underwent the same operation last year...