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Watch Video of Chipper Jones Retirement Announcement
March 24th, 2012 at 10:01 AM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones couldn't quite keep it together when he made his retirement announcement Thursday. "I've been thinking about retiring for quite some time," Jones said as he fought back tears. "And I probably have to say the number one reason that I didn't was because of [my...

Chipper Jones to Retire at the End of Season
March 22nd, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Chipper Jones, third baseman for the Atlanta Braves, announced today that he will retire once the 2012 season has ended. Jones, who is coming up on his 40th birthday, has played the 18 seasons of his professional career with the Braves. ***PHOTO1*** Jones had hinted at retirement in 2010 after he sustained...

Chipper Jones: Retirement Comments Taken Out of Context
March 13th, 2012 at 8:56 PM
It was widely reported yesterday (Though not on Braves 101; that was our fault) that Chipper Jones had said he may not make it through tomorrow with the Atlanta Braves. He clarified on Tuesday that those comments were meant in jest. ***PHOTO1***   “Tomorrow might be my last day,” Jones told ajc.com. “I...

Chipper Jones Scratched from Lineup, Freddie Freeman Breaks Car Window During BP
March 5th, 2012 at 8:41 PM
Atlanta Braves fans have nothing to worry about with Chipper Jones, Fredi Gonzalez insists, even though he was scratched from Monday's lineup with a sore leg. ***PHOTO1*** Gonzalez said that Jones is just being eased into things during Spring Training, especially with the fact that he will turn 40 soon. The whole...

Chipper Jones Tired of Retirement Talk, May Play Past 2012
January 31st, 2012 at 9:49 PM
Chipper Jones may turn 40 in April, but he says his last season may be sometime after 2012. He also wants people to stop talking about when he will retire. ***PHOTO1*** Jones will enter his 19th season Major League season, all with the Atlanta Braves, but he strongly indicated that even though...

Chipper Jones Favors Jamie Dismuke for Atlanta Braves Hitting Coach Job
October 15th, 2011 at 8:57 PM
In a recent interview with mlb.com, Chipper Jones was very blunt about the fact that he would like to see the Atlanta Braves hire Jamie Dismuke as the team's new hitting coach. ***PHOTO1*** Dismuke has been Triple-A Gwinnett's hitting coach since 2009 and had previously done the same job in the Cincinnati...

Chipper Jones Excused from Atlanta Braves for Son’s Surgery
September 21st, 2011 at 8:07 PM
Chipper Jones returned to Atlanta on Wednesday for a non-emergency surgery for one of his sons, ajc.com reports. Though the Atlanta Braves divulged no details, Fredi Gonzalez did say that the absence had been preapproved a couple of weeks ago, resulting in Martin Prado moving to third base and Jose Constanza...

Injured Chipper Jones to Continue Pinch-Hitting; Anthony Varvaro Called up to Relieve Bullpen
July 28th, 2011 at 9:21 PM
Chipper Jones will continue pinch-hitting duties for the next few days as he nurses a strained right quadriceps. Jones, who strained the quadriceps his first game back after arthroscopic knee surgery, will miss his own bobblehead night Thursday. The Atlanta Braves also called up Anthony Varvaro from Triple-A Gwinnett to give the bullpen...

Chipper Jones to Come Off Disabled List, Play Monday
July 25th, 2011 at 8:49 AM
Chipper Jones will meet his target return date afterall. The veteran third baseman's surgically repaired right knee showed no discomfort during Jones' brief rehab stint with Class-A Rome over the weekend. He played five innings at third base on Sunday, drawing a walk, singling and hitting a sacrifice fly. ***PHOTO1*** "I talked to...

Chipper Jones Delays Start of Rehab Games
July 22nd, 2011 at 9:13 AM
Instead of starting a rehabilitation assignment with Class A-Rome tonight, Chipper Jones has pushed back the start of playing rehab games, citing the knee is, "Just not there yet." ***PHOTO1*** Jones worked out Thursday with Triple-A Gwinnett before what would be a stint of DHing with Rome starting tonight, but that will now...

Chipper Jones Undergoes Arthroscopic Surgery on Right Knee
July 10th, 2011 at 8:19 AM
With Martin Prado's return on the horizon and the pain in his right knee increasing, Chipper Jones went under the knife Saturday at 3:00 p.m. to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, braves.com reports. Jones underwent a surgical procedure in Atlanta and is expected to return in two to...

Atlanta Braves Place Chipper Jones on Disabled List
July 9th, 2011 at 12:19 PM
The Atlanta Braves have placed Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list with a torn right meniscus. The move may result in the Braves veteran to undergo arthroscopic surgery. Jones said after Friday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies that he was considering skipping the All-Star Game in order to allow his...

Four Atlanta Braves Make All-Star Team
July 4th, 2011 at 4:38 PM
In the twilight of a career that is sure to be destined for Cooperstown, Chipper Jones has been selected to his seventh All-Star team. The 39-year-old third baseman was voted in by the players for the 82nd All-Star Game. ***PHOTO2*** "That means more than anything to have the respect of your peers and...

Atlanta Braves Drop Series Finale to Houston Astros
June 14th, 2011 at 12:30 AM
After a weekend where everything seemed to go right, the Atlanta Braves failed to finish off a four-game road sweep of the Houston Astros on a night where nearly everything went wrong. Derek Lowe had yet another outing where his sinker did not live up to its name. He got touched...

Bats Wake up for the Atlanta Braves, Cruise Past Houston Astros
June 11th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
The lumber came alive in a big way for the Atlanta Braves tonight as they pelted the Houston Astros 11-4 in the first of a four-game series. "We got into some hitters' counts and swung the bat," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ***PHOTO1***   Center fielder Jordan Schaffer got it started out for the...