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.”