Chipper Jones out of lineup for Braves
Chipper Jones was scratched from the Atlanta Braves’ lineup for
their game against the Minnesota Twins when his finger injury
Jones was set to bat third Saturday night, but Brooks Conrad was
inserted into the second spot in the lineup about a half-hour
before gametime. Right fielder Jason Heyward moved from second to
third in the order.
Jones is batting just .228 this season with three homers and 22
RBIs. He went 0 for 4 and struck out twice in Friday’s game. The
38-year-old Jones missed five games last week with inflammation in
his right ring finger.
The Braves didn’t give a reason for the late switch at first,
but manager Bobby Cox said after the game Jones was having trouble
with the finger again. His status is day to day.