Chipper says DL is a possibiliity

LOS ANGELES – Chipper Jones said he might go on the disabled list  if his swollen right ringer finger prevents him from helping the team for much longer.

The 38-year-old third baseman missed his second consecutive start Friday and said there was no improvement in the finger, which began bothering him a week ago and worsened until he left a game Wednesday.

“I still feel pain when I bend it either way,” he said. “Doc told me to wait a couple of days, so I probably won’t hit today, then wait until tomorrow if they decide to wait another day to get a shot.”

Jones might get a cortisone injection if the finger isn’t better by Saturday. The shot could keep him out several more days, and the Braves might consider disabling him if he’s not ready to play by then.

“I would imagine we’ll probably wait and see if I get the shot, whether or not I can help off the bench for the time being,” he said. ” If I can’t, there’s only so long he can wait before they need another body.”

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Candys Room

June 4th, 2010
10:26 pm

Candys Room

June 4th, 2010
10:27 pm

That was fun.

The magic rat drove his sleek machine over the jersey state line.

June 4th, 2010
10:30 pm

KK lookin crappy

sey state line.

June 4th, 2010
10:31 pm

Enter your comments here

Saw wayne handcuffed to the bumper of a state troopers ford

June 4th, 2010
10:34 pm

Bad start- no matter- lovin this team.

rickman

June 4th, 2010
10:36 pm

JJ needs to replace KK……Chipper on the DL… How suprising….

Streets of fire

June 4th, 2010
10:36 pm

John Wooden…RIP

dawginDC

June 4th, 2010
10:36 pm

We’re talking about a finger man…a finger….??

.

June 4th, 2010
10:37 pm

Go ahead Chipper. KK is pressing!!!!!

John Woodson just died..99 Great Years, Great Coach, Prayers to family.

.

June 4th, 2010
10:38 pm

sorry about sp Wooden.

RC in ATL

June 4th, 2010
11:13 pm

Chipper to the DL??? Well there’s a surprise.

R.I.P. Coach Wooden.

GAHardHead

June 4th, 2010
11:16 pm

Chipper is not doing anything for the club, but getting its money. Lets Trade him for a center fielder (Andruw Jones).

The Boss

June 4th, 2010
11:41 pm

Fingers are huge. Ask any hooters girl. Ask Sonny Clusters.

stew

June 4th, 2010
11:49 pm

I think Chipper should be a man and play in a little pain once in a while. I play tennis in pain because I want to, not for a paycheck. A sore finger will not cripple him. Is he a athelete or a princess?

RC in ATL

June 5th, 2010
12:37 am

GA Hard Head….

Why would anyone else want to pay him to not play?

Mike S

June 5th, 2010
12:39 am

Please excuse me for horning in on the BAsh Chipper brigade but I was just wondering if any of you have ever played baseball or even softball with an injured hand???

If you cannot grip the bat you cannot generate any power at all. PLus the injury is on his throwing hand! In case you haven’t noticed, he is required to grip and throw the ball quite a lot in a game.

I challenge any one of you to go stick your DOMINANT hand ring finger in a vice and then whack the second knuckle with a hammer. This should produce the desired effect. NOW try to swing a baseball bat with any power at all, and try to throw a ball over 100 ft with any accuracy. I will await your results.

Finally, which would you rather have? Chipper hitting under .200 and throwing balls all over god’s creation, or a combo of Infante and Conrad playing good defense and ripping the cover off the ball?

todd

June 5th, 2010
1:02 am

It is pathetic. I wish I could miss work every time I didn’t feel good or had an ache or a pain. Let Glaus play 3rd, Hinske at first and cut the whiner.

Ph.D.

June 5th, 2010
1:38 am

Everyone chime in: Hinske should play everyday, in whichever position, no matter what. He should not sit, period.

Not Me

June 5th, 2010
1:47 am

Have to give the thumbs up to Mike S – a little overboard, but not much.

There has to be common sense applied as to effectiveness vs “sucking it up”.

All that said – if he was a horse, he would have been shot a long time ago, but I digress.

JohnSmith

June 5th, 2010
2:18 am

You mean kids leave that Jones boy alone!

Don't-win-it-4Bobby-but-4the-Fans

June 5th, 2010
2:30 am

I hope you guys don’t miss Chipper when he finally retires. I’m going to miss him a lot… I’ve never seen him play in person, but I’ll do my best to be there when he gets inducted into the HOF.

turkeycaller

June 5th, 2010
7:01 am

If you are going to be there to see Larry Jones inducted into the HOF, you might want to make sure he doesn’t hurt himself in some way and isn’t able to make it.

turkeycaller

June 5th, 2010
7:08 am

In life and sports there are individuals who are always present and accounted for, no matter if they have some type of pain. These kinds are often leaders and don’t have to tell others they are a leader. They lead by example and earn the respect of others. Larry Jones runs his mouth pretty well. Too bad the Braves wouldn’t place his piehole on the DL.

Lobosolo

June 5th, 2010
7:25 am

Chipper hurt his wittle finger again… Never have understood the mentality of a man who hunts game in a fenced-in ranch and lays out from work for 30 % of the time… I for one will be glad to see him finally leave… What a wimp…

[...] with that bum finger, Chipper Jones says that a trip to the Disabled List is a possibility. If the finger isn’t better by Saturday then Chipper will receive a [...]

Jamie's Easterly

June 5th, 2010
7:34 am

Trying gripping a bat with a finger you cannot bend. Go ahead, try it. Now, here comes a fast ball at 95 miles an hour. If you swing and connect, its gonna be very painful. If you don’t , its a strike on the inside corner. You decide.

Donny Corleone

June 5th, 2010
8:11 am

Chipper: “OW!”

mistermak

June 5th, 2010
8:13 am

Let’s see if I can remember all of chipper’s boo boo’s.. Feet, ankles, rib muscles, quads, wrist, and now the ring finger. When my ring finger hurts, I just take off the ring!! heals right up!!

We do need a centerfeilder BAD!!! Worst position offensively by FAR!!

Castrologist

June 5th, 2010
8:16 am

Well said Jamie’s Easterly. Some commenters apparently have never played baseball.

Come on folks, don’t be those fans of a team who don’t support the players on the team. Chipper wants to win. He knows that he can’t help the team hurt so he takes his time off to heal up. Why does that make him a wimp? I just don’t understand. He’s only missed 8 games at 38 years of age and he is still 7th in the league in OBP, despite his struggles.

I will continue to root hard for Chipper as he will be an integral part of us getting back to the playoffs. Some people will be critical of him no matter what he does. Sucks for them. The Hall of Fame awaits Mr. Jones, but not before he helps bring another title to Atlanta.

Let’s hope he heals up soon and the team continues to play solid baseball.

mistermak

June 5th, 2010
8:19 am

Dude!!! He is hurt all the time. Name one player who has missed half the games he has missed with little booboos! He needs to do a Griffey. At least he knew when it was time to walk away. Chipper is a wasted roster spot. I am sorry but in this business it is ” what have you done for me lately?” and he aint done much!!!

mistermak

June 5th, 2010
8:23 am

I like the idea of Glaus at 3rd and Hinske at 1st. What can we do about centerfeild?

John

June 5th, 2010
8:32 am

Truth is, Chipper does not want to play, because if he did, he would play with some of these minor injuries. I bet Cal Ripken Jr. came to the park many times not feeling well or some part of his body hurting, but nothing kept him out of the lineup because he was a true ball player who loved to play the game of baseball. Chipper looks for reasons to stay out of the lineup. It’s time to let Chipper know to shape up or ship out.

Pooper Scooper/ Ivan The Dog Trainer

June 5th, 2010
8:42 am

NEXT IT WILL BE TOEBOKEN………

Nacho Daddy

June 5th, 2010
8:56 am

Chipper has had every injury… except one, remember George Brett and his hemorrhoid problems during the World Series ? That might be next in line.

Red Clay Baseball

June 5th, 2010
8:59 am

Just checked JOE THURSTON stats: .344 in last 10 games @ Gwinnett! If Chipper goes DL Thurston on a roll.

Castrologist

June 5th, 2010
9:01 am

I could care less about some consecutive game streak. He may be no Ripken but, insinuating that Chipper doesn’t want to play is ridiculous, completely utterly ridiculous.

It’s time to let Chipper know to start hitting the ball just a little better and to keep getting on base and getting clutch hits when the team needs them.

I don’t even know why I bother.

Steven

June 5th, 2010
9:02 am

Look people if you have ever hurt your finger you how painful it can be and to grip and bat or throw a ball is truely painful. You have to admit Chipper is hurt but he has done alot for this team over the years and if not for him we wouldnt have a world series win or some of the best baseball this town has ever seen. i love chipper and back him one hundred percent, let him take his time off and keep supporting the team from the bench. Hes given up money for the team to get players and keep players. if he retires then fine he is a Hall Of Famer no matter what.

People support your team, remember we are in FIRST PLACE.

Bobbymahlom

June 5th, 2010
9:05 am

Whenever a ball is hit to center I notice teams taken the extra base when McLouth is out there. The other night he fielded a ground ball with a man on second and stuck it in his pocket as usual when he might have had a play at home. Than last night he cut in front of Heyward caught the ball and with a man on third stuck it in his pocket. If he would have let Heyward catch it he might have thrown out the man at home. I wish Schafer would get with it so he could take over centerfield and we could get rid of McLouth.

Nacho Daddy

June 5th, 2010
9:13 am

I hurt my thumb once,couldnt use my hand for a month. I was lucky that it was my left hand, or I would have been in a world of hurt after that first cup of morning joe.

BravesAreDone

June 5th, 2010
9:16 am

KK to the DL please Braves!!

Steven

June 5th, 2010
9:26 am

ERA Hanson 3.78, Lowe 4.444, KK 4.91 Medlin and Hudson doesnt matter should we sent Lowe and Hanson to the DL. I dont think so, if you dont get run support you are not going to win games. We didnt give up on Glavin and Smoltz and Maddozx with no run support so why do it now. People support your team, dont you think they read this just about all of us have never even played the game or even thrown a baseball.

Tucker

June 5th, 2010
9:44 am

Wonder how many games would Chipper miss if he was the third base coach?

John Vernon

June 5th, 2010
9:46 am

A swollen ring finger? Christ on Friday. My late mother was up and around three days after a mastectomy.

Yet here’s Larry Chipper excusing himself from work for 15 days because his damned RING finger hurts.

I bet even Bobby Cox has to shake his head sometimes at Larry C’s malingering. Whatta candy ass.

Dammit Jones, either play or retire. Make up your freaking mind. If this is the best you’ve got to give, then move on and let suits at Liberty Media spend your salary on someone who will at least TRY.

guy

June 5th, 2010
10:02 am

John Vernon has hit on all cylinders about Chipper(or Chippy). Boo Boo,Chipper,or get off the pot! Either lead,follow,or get out of the way!

MitchC

June 5th, 2010
10:06 am

KK should be put in the bullpen for mop up situations only, when Jair comes back. Our rotation then would be Lowe, Hanson, Hudson, Jair, and Medlen. Medlen should be the fifth starter, with the way he’s pitched. If we didn’t owe KK so much money, I’d say he should be released.

As for Chipper: I’ve always been a fan of his, but his nagging injuries are hurting our club. We have to wonder how much he really has left.

Runnin

June 5th, 2010
10:12 am

How do you even get a hurt finger that bad swinging a bat with those big gloves on? As Brooks Conrad how his fingers feel. I’m sorry, I just can’t believe this would be an injury to to most players. Chipper’s got to have the lowest pain threshold in the majors. Move Glaus to 3rd, Hinske to 1st and tell to Chipper to take his boo boo and go plant some rice in his huntin patch. It’s time for baseball and he’s obviously not into it.

Nacho Daddy

June 5th, 2010
10:14 am

Chipper, please call Griffy Jr.

AL HRABOSKY

June 5th, 2010
10:24 am

I once knew a man that owned a farm and had a job in a paper mill.
Oneday, the man cut his finger about 3/4 of the way off his hand while working on his farm.
The man went to the hospital, and the doctor told him that he could sew it back together, but he would have to take a few days off for it to start healing right.
The man said, Doc I got to go to work on the night shift, at the mill tonight, and I am late already, cut the darn thing off and slap a bandage on it, so that I can get to work.

rough road

June 5th, 2010
10:35 am

How much were they paying him by the hour?

Nacho Daddy

June 5th, 2010
10:38 am

AL … how many miles did you walk to school in the snow ? I bet you have some great fish stories.

coach smith

June 5th, 2010
10:39 am

we should’ve took Andruw Jones back for the league minimum that he is making…At least he has double digit HRs and 30+RBI ….Way more than Nate….

People are irritated at Chipper, not just becuase of this “finger” injury BUT he is always missing games for TINY injuries…He missed a couple of games with an “INGROWN TOENAIL” for crying out loud…..This is why Football players LAUGH at Baseball players

coach smith

June 5th, 2010
10:40 am

Take Ronnie Lott who had most of his finger cut off so he could keep playing

long time Braves fan

June 5th, 2010
10:44 am

I am fed up with all you Chipper haters. He has only missed 7 games untill the finger injerey, that is not bad for a 38 year old player. Thank you to the blogers that point out it is on his trowing hand, If he cannot throw he cannot play.

Nacho Daddy

June 5th, 2010
10:47 am

… nxt a blister on his @ss from sitting the bench.

DLChipper

June 5th, 2010
10:51 am

Put CJ on the DL. It is time to stop playing short-handed everytime he has a bump or pull. On the second day he can’t go he should be put on the DL. It’s not like he is carrying the team anyway. Also get Heyward out of the three spot, he’s not ready yet.

AL HRABOSKY

June 5th, 2010
10:52 am

Nacho @ 10:38am…….I had to walk 7 miles to school, uphill both ways in the snow, and I had to fight Indians all along the trail, to there and back.

Nacho Daddy

June 5th, 2010
10:54 am

…bare foot?

ACA

June 5th, 2010
10:57 am

Come on Chipper, you look fragile out there. Get into to shape son.

bigboi

June 5th, 2010
11:01 am

fire TP for letting Heyward strike out 5 times last night. I good hitting coach would’ve prevented that.

AL HRABOSKY

June 5th, 2010
11:01 am

I’m not a Chipper hater, I like Chipper.
I sympathize with Chipper, I’m old too. When your old, things start to pull and bust lose, and you can’t do some of the things that you could do when you were younger.
That’s what happened to me, I got too old to do my job, without something always pulling or busting lose, I couldn’t do a lot of the things that I needed to do to perform my job satisfactorily, so I retired.

AL HRABOSKY

June 5th, 2010
11:03 am

Barefoot with a sore big toe.

AL HRABOSKY

June 5th, 2010
11:07 am

I’m just glad that it is his ring finger.

And not his bugger picking finger.
But he is a switch hitter, so he can probably pick them pretty good with his other bugger picking finger, on the other hand.

Hooters Girl

June 5th, 2010
11:09 am

Chipper is soft! Doesn’t work hard. Brian Jordan was RIGHT!

Mark Biles

June 5th, 2010
11:11 am

In 2011 we need to:

Move KK for whatever we can get
Move Glaus from first to third base
Insert Freeman at first base
Melky or Shaffer to CF
Trade or waive McClouth
Platoon Hinske and Diaz in Left

Go to WS and win it. Oh yes, let’s win the WS this year too if we can.

AL HRABOSKY

June 5th, 2010
11:12 am

How do you work out your ring finger, other than slipping the ring off.

Kenny J

June 5th, 2010
11:12 am

I imagine the hardest thing to do is give up the game you love, especially when you were one of the best for a generation. Yet it’s never a good when you hang around too long and people see you the way so many Brave fans are seeing Chipper today. The 2010 fact is he’s a hindrance to this club for the salary he ties up and critical role he occupies. His fielding and hitting still have moments, but these Braves can be a real contender. They need a #3 hitter who can play reliably, hit for power and drive in runs. I hate to see the team so affected by this, but they are. And more-so, I hate seeing Chipper tarnish his fabulous career with an extended ending (2 years now) that leaves us with the wrong memories of a great Atlanta Brave.

Mark Biles

June 5th, 2010
11:13 am

Oh yes, I forgot to mention one more thing about 2011:

Talk Chipper into retiring in the offseason and make him the hitting coach and send TP packing.

lefty fielder

June 5th, 2010
11:16 am

well said kenny j
i think we’ll see chipper for years to come . . . as a manager

AL HRABOSKY

June 5th, 2010
11:17 am

I think that Chipper can help the team win. He was looking a lot better before his finger got hurt.
He looked a lot more energetic of the field, and his hitting was improving also.

Nacho Daddy

June 5th, 2010
11:20 am

I vote Mark to replace Bobby.

AL HRABOSKY

June 5th, 2010
11:20 am

I’m really more concerned about the lack of run production from the CF position than anything else on this team.

long time Braves fan

June 5th, 2010
11:25 am

HEY AL: Who helped win last Mondays game with a 2 run HR? You should just give it up Chipper is not going to retire till the end of the season, if then. LIVE WITH IT

Kenny J

June 5th, 2010
11:26 am

Agreed, Al Hrobosky. Let’s root hard for Jordan Shaffer to come around with enough playing time at Gwinnett. He looks like a legitimate talent. Fallen off the charts with a couple of early career incidents/injuries but we sure could use his reemergence. I hope he’s for real, and real soon.

FakeBravesFansStink

June 5th, 2010
11:29 am

Let’s assume that Chipper played hurt and hit .078 for the next two weeks with 4 throwing errors. The same bobble heads calling for him to play hurt would want him to sit down. He is in a fortunate position that he can rest his fingers and let the young’uns pick up the slack – which they’ve done very well at times. When he comes back, good for him to be healthy and ready to roll.

Kenny J

June 5th, 2010
11:30 am

lefty fielder: chipper as a manager. hadn’t thought of that but it seems he’d be a good one.

todd

June 5th, 2010
11:30 am

The fact is that Chipper is a hypochondriac. These “injuries” are nothing more than an attention seeking behavior coupled with a need to be able to control others around him. When he is “hurt” all the focus is on him – not Heyward or Hudson or Glaus which keeps him feeling special. He is then able to have a real impact on the days game when he gets to make Bobby scramble around to replace him. It is a mental illness that impacts the whole team and fan base. We need to cut him and cut the drama. Glaus at 3rd, Hinske at 1st – no more sick psychodrama.

long time Braves fan

June 5th, 2010
11:30 am

Well said Fake.

Nacho Daddy

June 5th, 2010
11:36 am

Todd can you help me with my bed wetting problem? do you have a couch? Do you accept Blue Cross Blue Shield ?

John

June 5th, 2010
12:08 pm

“…When he comes back, good for him to be healthy and ready to roll.”

That’s a valid point, although incomplete. It’s missing the “…until another piddling injury takes him out of commission indefinitely.”

Chipper Jones either can’t or won’t play with pain. Guys like me think it’s the latter. The pro-Chipper crowd think it’s the former.

Either way, therein lies the rub with the guy. He’s not playing. I’ll take 80% of Chipper in a game if that’s all he’s got to give. It beats the hell outta no Chipper at all.

And hells bells. We’re talking baseball here, not Mixed Martial Arts. Chipper and all every-day players in MLB besides catchers spend 90% of the game in a passive role:
1. sitting on the bench spitting and scratching
2. standing in the field spitting, pounding their glove, adjusting their sunglasses or jock and scratching
3. standing at home plate trying to figure out what the hell the pitcher is fixing to send their way and reacting accordingly (A. Swing or B. Take) and react accordingly (E. Run F. Walk to first base G. Walk back to the dugout H. Give the ump a piece of your mind or I. (see 3.A)).

You’d think Chipper could endure some discomfort and perhaps a slight decrease in his performance the 10% of the time he’s actually required to do something physically taxing.

I have a headache.

rico43

June 5th, 2010
12:29 pm

Considering the amount of pain Bobby Cox endured before he had his knees replaced, it’s hard to believe Bobby has any respect left for Chipper at all.

Nacho Daddy

June 5th, 2010
12:33 pm

I guess we should start calling him Braves’ Brett Farvre. Wake me up in September

john d

June 5th, 2010
12:54 pm

We are a better team this year with Infante hitting 2nd and playing third!!!

danny

June 5th, 2010
12:59 pm

i would keep glaus at 1st. keep hinske in left. call up joe thurston. have infante play 3rd everyday.

Jay

June 5th, 2010
1:00 pm

curley

June 5th, 2010
1:06 pm

call up joe thurston howell III, and keep chipper lovey jones on the bench.

Tyler

June 5th, 2010
1:27 pm

As much as I have liked Chipper over the course of his career, and he has been a great hitter, he has a lot of candy ass in him!!! Damn, he is always hurt!!!!!!! The great Ronnie Lott of the San Francisco 49ers in the 80’s had his finger amputated becaue it was going to keep him out of a football game, and chipper cant’t even get in there and gut it out with a swollen finger. This is rediculous! Here we are on the verge of the best teamn we’ve had in about 5 yrs and are in first place and the last season of Cox’s career, and he is a little girl about everything. I am sick of it! I defended him in the offseason regarding this topic, but no more. The saeson is only 2 months old and he has been hurt 3 times. Time to get out Chipper!

curley

June 5th, 2010
1:27 pm

… well guys, my finger hurts, I’m going to take the day off, see you tomorrow.

Tyler

June 5th, 2010
1:33 pm

The great Ronnie Lott of the 49ers back in the 80’s had his finger amputated because it was going to keep him out of a football game! Ennough said! If this was the one of very few times that Chipper sat out because of an injury maybe it would be okay, but he sits out if he has a headache for God’s sake! Now I wont deny, he has beena great player and hitter, but he doesnt have the heart to play anymore, if he ever did! He has the intangibles but not the drive and determination. It’s time for him to retire!

turkeycaller

June 5th, 2010
1:34 pm

Larry, Did you take your vitamins?

Cletus Dooley Earnhardt SR.

June 5th, 2010
1:34 pm

wen doos foootball seesin start! Soooo tirred of seeein theese librals and mecxicans playin beisbol.

-GO UGA!

bigstack19

June 5th, 2010
1:40 pm

Chipper is always hurting in some way so the team is used to playing a man down. My solution is to put Prado at third and Infante at second and leave Hinske on the bench to be the pinch hitting God he is. Trade for another infielder before July 31st and bench Chipper. Maybe someone cheap like Ty Wigginton.

John A.

June 5th, 2010
1:57 pm

Chipper is a WUSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop paying him unless he’s in the lineup and I’ll bet that finger stops hurting immediately.

SteveAReno

June 5th, 2010
3:26 pm

The Castrologist is full of crap!

sean

June 5th, 2010
3:26 pm

I love chipper and pull for him when hes in the lineup… and think he is a great player….. but could all these injuries be a result of no longer using ped’s? I am just throwing it out there. or is it old age or just a low pain tolerance

turkeycaller

June 5th, 2010
4:32 pm

For those who are fans of Larry Jones, KK, McLouth, Cox. and other assorted goodies, support and like whomever you please. An assortment of those listed will enable you to support a team drained of any chance to be around come playoff time.

Hey Chipper

June 5th, 2010
4:33 pm

I am a computer programmer and just noticed a hang nail. Feel like it will really slow me down so I am going on disability and following your lead. It’s time to walk away Larry boy with your reputation in tact and let someone who can play be on the roster

steveh

June 5th, 2010
6:20 pm

McClouth needs to go. This game makes about the third time I remember him either sticking the ball in his pocket or making a lazy throw then he should have at least tried to throw it home. There’s no excuse for that lazy kind of play. Put Hinske out there, at least Eric can hit. McClouth not a baseball player at least not the type like a Diaz and a Hinske are.

Jo-Bu

June 5th, 2010
6:20 pm

McClouth needs to go. This game makes about the third time I remember him either sticking the ball in his pocket or making a lazy throw then he should have at least tried to throw it home. There’s no excuse for that lazy kind of play. Put Hinske out there, at least Eric can hit. McClouth not a baseball player at least not the type like a Diaz and a Hinske are.

Jo-Bu

June 5th, 2010
6:28 pm

McClouth needs to go!

Last night’s game makes about the third time I remember him either sticking the ball in his pocket or making a lazy throw when he should have at least tried to throw it home (or elsewhere). There’s no excuse for that lazy kind of play. Put Hinske out there, at least Eric can hit. McClouth not a baseball player at least not the type like a Diaz and a Hinske are.

Jo-Bu

June 5th, 2010
6:29 pm

McClouth needs to go. This game makes about the third time I remember him either sticking the ball in his pocket or making a lazy throw when he should have at least tried to throw it home (or elsewhere). There’s no excuse for that lazy kind of play. Put Hinske out there, at least Eric can hit. McClouth not a baseball player at least not the type like a Diaz and a Hinske are.

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