Chipper Jones out of Braves' starting lineup Print
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Saturday, 12 May 2007 12:55
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 PITTSBURGH (AP) -Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was out of the starting lineup Saturday night in Pittsburgh after injuring both wrists and his left quadriceps during a collision with the Pirates' Jose Bautista the night before.
Manager Bobby Cox said Jones might sit out Sunday's game as well.
``I gave him the day off,'' Cox said. ``Both thumbs are sore and a quad above his knee is pretty sore. I would say he'll be back quicker than later, but I don't know about tomorrow (Sunday). We'll see.''
Jones was breaking toward third as Bautista, the Pirates' third baseman, was fielding Jeff Francoeur's ground ball during the fourth inning Friday night. Jones attempted to leap over Bautista, but both of his legs became tangled with Bautista and Jones landed hard on his left side.
Jones lay on third base in obvious discomfort for several minutes, but stayed in the game and started a four-run rally in the sixth with a double off center fielder Xavier Nady's glove. The Braves went on to win 4-1.
Jones had three hits Friday to raise his average to .303. He is 6-of-15 in his last four games.
 

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