Last season, Atlanta Braves all-world third baseman Chipper Jones spent two weeks on the disabled list after undergoing surgery on a torn meniscus in his right knee. For this reason, it should be no surprise to see Jones preparing to come back roughly two weeks after being diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his left knee. Chipper told Mark Bowman of MLB.com that he “felt good” yesterday, and Bowman believes that Jones could be activated from the DL in time to start tonight’s game against the Houston Astros.
Just before his press conference in which he announced his plans to retire following the 2012 season, Jones injured his left knee. Later it was determined that the injury was a torn meniscus.
Atlanta is hoping Jones can help them get on track after starting the season 0-4. After getting swept out of Flushing this weekend, the Braves lost their series opener to the Astros last night.
The Braves offense has been especially awful early, as they currently sit 26th in the league in runs scored (10) and 28th in OPS (.511).
Now that Jones is back, Atlanta will be able to move Martin Prado, who’s been manning the hot corner in Chipper’s absence, back to left field.
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