Chipper Jones was scratched from the lineup before the Atlanta Braves Sunday win against the Philadelphia Phillies, and now we know why: the star third baseman has a small meniscus tear in his right knee. He underwent a MRI and took a cortisone shot, which may keep his number of missed games to just a handful, though a slightly longer time on the bench is also possible.
The Braves were able to take a series-deciding game from the Phillies with Roy Halladay on the hill minus Jones and despite having Jason Heyward's contributions limited to late-inning fielding. While the Braves had have a hard couple of weeks with injury luck, it's still pretty encouraging that they haven't gone through a small collapse.
Talking Chop has the team sliding Martin Prado to third and using Joe Mather and Eric Hinske as a left field platoon.
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