Chipper Jones was out of the Braves lineup Saturday, one day after suffering a mild strain of his left hamstring.
Jones said there was a chance he could play Sunday but, if not, hoped to back in the lineup on Tuesday when the Braves open a series against the Padres. The Braves are off Monday.
“It’s just one of those things sitting down or walking around it doesn’t hurt,” Jones said before Saturday’s game against the Brewers. “Swinging or pushing off, that’s when it hurts.”
Jones planned to take batting practice to find out if he would be able to pinch hit.
The Braves list Jones as day-to-day.
The injury occurred during a seventh-inning at-bat on Friday. With one out and the bases loaded, Jones swung through the first pitch from Brewers reliever Zach Braddock. He immediately grabbed his hamstring before getting back in the batter’s box. He continued with the at-bat and popped out to second baseman Rickie Weeks on an infield fly rule.
Jones was replaced by Brooks Conrad at third base to start the eighth inning. Conrad was at third, batting eighth, Saturday in place of Jones.
Jones has appeared in 74 of the Braves’ 90 games (before Saturday) this season. He is hitting .250 with seven home runs and 34 RBIs. In the past 23 games, dating back his June 15 meeting with team officials about a possible retirement after the season, Jones has hit .296 (24-for-81) with four homers and 12 RBIs. The streak started with an 11-game hit streak. He had missed the previous two games with a sore right ring finger.