Jones stayed in the game until a pinch hitter came in for him in the eighth inning, but the damage was done. Still, he kept it light-hearted with the media following the game.
#Braves Chipper has grotesquely swollen, discolored contusion above left ankle. "It's safe to say my career in Tampa is over," he cracked.— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) May 19, 2012
As noted at the Talking Chop blog, the Rays should breathe a sigh of relief if this is truly Jones' last visit there. Chipper has hit .352/.400/.685 in Tampa for his career.