Chipper Jones got a scheduled day off Wednesday but will return to the lineup Thursday, when the first 20,000 fans at Turner Field will receive a Chipper Jones bobblehead doll. Not that his manager planned it that way on purpose. “I’m more worried about who’s lefty righty, than whose bobblehead day (it is),” Gonzalez said.
After a setback with his injured right pinkie finger, Jack Wilson plans to get a cortisone shot on Sunday in the hopes that he’ll be ready to return when the rosters expand on Sept. 1. After giving the shot three days to take effect and a few more days to work back into action, Wilson would resume a minor league rehabilitation assignment in Triple-A Gwinnett.
“I’m going for my first career September call-up,” the 12-year veteran shortstop joked.
Wilson would give the Braves more depth at shortstop with Paul Janish playing every day and Andrelton Simmons gearing up for a September return coming off his broken hand.