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.”