MIAMI — Catcher Brian McCann was out of the Braves lineup for a scheduled rest day Tuesday, and manager Fredi Gonzalez planned to rest Jones in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Marlins.
Gonzalez likes to avoid having both of them out of the lineup the same day whenever he can if the Braves are facing a right-hander. Ricky Nolasco starts Wednesday for Miami against the Braves’ Tommy Hanson.
In Jones’ last 23 games before Tuesday, the third baseman hit .373 with 13 extra-base hits (four homers), 17 RBIs, a .447 OBP and .627 slugging percentage (1.074 OPS). The Braves went 12-11 when he played during that period, and 1-5 when he didn’t.
Saturday game change
The Braves’ game Saturday has been switched from a 4:05 p.m. start to 7:10 p.m., and moved from Fox to SportSouth.