March 18, 2012; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones (10) against the Baltimore Orioles during a spring training game at Disney Wide World of Sports complex. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Chipper Jones Injury: Braves Star Hopes To Return Sunday Against Brewers

Chipper Jones could be activated from the disabled list in time for Tuesday's game against the Houston Astros.

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Chipper Jones Activated By Braves, Jose Constanza Sent To AAA

Chipper Jones is back, folks. The Hall of Fame third baseman was officially activated by the Braves on Tuesday afternoon, sending outfielder Jose Constanza back to Triple-A Gwinnett. With Atlanta starting the season 0-4 and the fan base slowly starting to lose faith, a rejuvenated Chipper should be huge for the lineup.

Fredi Gonzalez has not givee much insight into where he expects to bat Jones, but anywhere between spots No. 2 through 6 seem possible. Given the club's current abundance of left-handed hitters, Gonzalez may get creative to try and break up the order with the switch hitting Jones.

This is great news for the Braves. Keeping their third baseman healthy is an absolute must if they hope to stay competitive in 2012, and while Jones will likely start out a bit rusty after missing the last two weeks, his impact on the batting order just makes everything come together.

Atlanta will take on the Astros this evening at 8:05 ET.

For more on the Braves, head over to Talking Chop.


Chipper Jones Injury Update: Braves Star Slated To Return For Home Opener

According to a tweet from @Braves, it appears Chipper Jones is expected to return to the team in time for the home opener on Friday, April 13th, as the Braves will take on the Milwaukee Brewers.

In what will be his 19th and final season for Atlanta, Jones is rebounding from a knee injury that was just reported on Saturday morning. Apparently it took place Thursday prior to his announcement that 2012 would be his final season in the major leagues.

Turning 40 in April, Jones has been an All-Star seven times, and was the National League Most Valuable Player in 1999. It was a season in which he hit .319/.441/.633, while hitting 45 home runs and finishing with 110 RBI.

For his career, Jones has appeared in 2387 games, with a career average of .304/.402/.533. He has amassed 2615 career hits, 454 home runs, and 1561 RBI.

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Chipper Jones' Injured Knee Took Place Before Retirement Announcement

As everyone planned a great send-off season for Chipper Jones, it has quickly turned into more a tragedy as we learn that Jones' knee injury took place just an hour prior to him having the retirement announcement on Thursday afternoon.

The future Hall-of-Famer will now begin his swan song on the disabled list, possibly opening the door for the Braves to look at some late additions to their roster as we approach the beginning of the regular season.

Going somewhat unnoticed because of the talk surrounding Jones, Freddie Freeman was hit by a pitch yesterday in the left hand, however it appears he is good to go and was in today's lineup for the game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Mark Bowman, the Braves beat writer, blogged about Jones' trip to the disabled list on Saturday morning at MLBlogs.

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