Jones back in lineup after four-day absence

Chipper Jones returned to the lineup Tuesday, after missing four games with a strained right adductor muscle.

Jones said he felt it a little more batting right-handed than left-handed, but he was able to swing with some authority right-handed during batting practice on Monday. He thought he might be a little cautious running the bases but didn’t plan to pull up unless he felt it worsen.

Jones saw considerable improvement after an injection of sodium bicarbonate after he injured it Thursday night.

“I think without the shot we’re looking at at least a week and possibly a DL stint,” Jones said. “Even with the shot, the first couple days, I was kind of skeptical but the fourth day proved to do the trick.”

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Me

June 21st, 2011
6:46 pm

Spud Webb

June 21st, 2011
6:53 pm

Well, at least for tonight!

archie

June 21st, 2011
6:54 pm

I’ll be surprised if he plays 50 more games this year.

Count Chocula

June 21st, 2011
6:58 pm

Michael Bourn is the lastest name in the trade winds. God. He makes so much sense for the Braves. Send Schafer and Minor to Houston. Pick up this guy.

theriddler

June 21st, 2011
7:04 pm

Roddy White ain’t the coldest beer in the fridge.

phil

June 21st, 2011
7:05 pm

Archie – i’m surprised you could spell surprised.

MichaelC.

June 21st, 2011
7:06 pm

Sure would be nice to see deal in place to pick up matt kemp…….for one of our CF and a young arm….

blackcracker

June 21st, 2011
7:18 pm

we all know the braves arent going to add any Color to the team. Lets be realistic here.

blackcracker

June 21st, 2011
7:19 pm

Who is Lugo?

mpimentel

June 21st, 2011
7:35 pm

hunter pence – michael broun and another relieve pitcher (health secure)…will be awesome….send scheafer-mclouth-minor-a. gonzalez-proctor ….. I could be a very good gm in majors for sure

Spivey

June 21st, 2011
7:50 pm

When did Chipper find his midol?

FACTS

June 21st, 2011
7:56 pm

Who cares, this guys wheels are worst than Dale Jr’s…has he ever been in shape or uninjured, heck even when he was called up to the bigs, at a young age, this guy was coming off a torn ACL!!!!

Long Way Home Brave

June 21st, 2011
8:00 pm

Finally the line up I have been waiting to see

NCbrave

June 21st, 2011
8:19 pm

Great to see Chipper back in the lineup and tied with BMAC for leading the team in RBI’s (41). I would love to see Chipper prove all his doubters (Bobby Valentine especially) abd go for 90+ RBI’s this season. You gotta respect the guy. 39 years old in the bigs still doing his thing, commanding this team and being a force.

Notewise

June 21st, 2011
8:35 pm

Anyone at the game last night or tonight know what kind of reception the ATL crowd is giving Yunel?

vermont 39

June 22nd, 2011
7:04 am

If Chipper is selected for ASG…he might want to think about only PH duties.

tim

June 22nd, 2011
8:46 am

glad chipper is back congrats to minor on a well pitched game, once again mac what can you say the best offensive weapon behind the plate in the majors. now for the down side uggla another 0 fer please don’t tell us he’s hitting the ball hard it’s just right at people or an inch left right up or down its a different story. all that is the same as saying that 100 degree heat in arizona is not as hot as 100 in florida or mississippi, 100 degrees is still 100. what weighs more a ton of feathers or a ton of lead. bottom line 0 fers are common place with this guy doesn’t make a difference how you get them.

Pierson Brave

June 22nd, 2011
9:56 am

Me personally I’ll take 100 degrees in Arizona over 100 degrees in Florida. Florida would feel like 109 or more with the humidity.

joe kill

June 22nd, 2011
10:25 am

lugo will give us stablity and a solid backup inflielder and as for the guy who suggested to trade for micheal bourn we dont need to trade schafer he is to valuable i no they are basically the same player have people herd this stat about how when jordan schafer scores the braves are like 11-3
so just keep that in mind besides how much does micheal bourn cost

Random

June 22nd, 2011
11:22 am

FACTS (June 21st, 2011 7:56 pm): “Who cares, this guys wheels are worst than Dale Jr’s…has he ever been in shape or uninjured, heck even when he was called up to the bigs, at a young age, this guy was coming off a torn ACL!!!!”

Jones started no fewer than 152 games In any of the seven seasons from 96 through 02, and averaged over 155 starts per season during that span.

He started 138 games in 95 (”coming off a torn ACL!!!!”) and 149 games in 03.

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Bob

June 23rd, 2011
1:27 pm

Great to have Chipper back. He is still our leader.

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