Chipper heads to DL with meniscus tear

The Atlanta Braves placed third baseman Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list with a medial meniscus tear in his right knee prior to Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jones underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Saturday in Atlanta. He is expected to miss two to three weeks.

He was recently selected to his seventh All-Star team and is batting .259 with eight homers and 46 RBIs in 77 games this season.

Jones’ spot on the roster was filled by infielder Brandon Hicks, who was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. Hicks batted .267 with 14 homers and 30 RBIs in 55 games for Gwinnett.