Brian Jordan apologized to former teammate Chipper Jones after recent comments he made on a nationally syndicated radio show.
Jordan said Friday that didn’t necessarily apologize for his comments – that Jones should train harder and stretch more to avoid injuries – but rather that the Braves third baseman had to deal with the fallout.
“Chipper and I are friends,” said Jordan, now a broadcaster for Braves’ pre- and post-game shows and the Class AAA Gwinnett Braves. “I don’t know what training Chipper does. All I know is as I got older and later in my career I had to make adjustments to my training. What I said was just my opinion. I told him I was sorry he had to deal with all that in New York.”
Jordan said he addressed the matter as part of a G-Braves broadcast Thursday and would again Friday on the Braves pre-game show. He also said he intended to apologize to manager Bobby Cox.
Jones told the AJC this week that he would reserve judgment on Jordan’s comments.
“I would have hated for something to be taken out of context and cause a big to-do over it,” Jones said. “I’m sure that we’ll talk at some point.”