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 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -Chipper Jones was activated from the disabled list by the Atlanta Braves before their game Wednesday at Minnesota, where he was likely to DH to give his bruised hands more rest.
To make room on the roster, right-handed reliever Blaine Boyer was optioned to Triple-A Richmond. Boyer had a 3.38 ERA in five appearances.
Jones was first hurt in a collision with Pittsburgh's Jose Bautista on May 11 while running to third base. He missed four games, returned for a week and was then placed on the DL because of pain between his thumbs and wrists.
Taking advantage of AL rules at the Metrodome, Atlanta manager Bobby Cox said Jones would probably DH throughout the week. Jones was batting .300 with 12 homers and 27 RBIs at the time of the injury.
Shortstop Edgar Renteria, who missed Tuesday night's game against the Twins because of a bruised left hand, also returned to the lineup and was batting third. Renteria was hurt when Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly hit him with a pitch in the first inning of Sunday's game.
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