|Braves give center fielder Andruw Jones a rest because of sore elbow|
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|Saturday, 04 August 2007 11:08|
Jones said Saturday he had a cortisone shot in the elbow following Friday night's game. Jones has had problems with soreness in the elbow for several days and had it wrapped during Friday night's game against Colorado.
Jones also may be held out Sunday. He said he wants to be ready for next week's series against division rivals New York Mets and Philadelphia.
Jones said he doesn't know when he hurt the elbow. He said it has limited his swings at the plate.
``There are certain pitches I can't reach for,'' Jones said. ``It started hurting a little too much.''
With Jones out of the lineup, Willie Harris was set to start in center. Harris normally splits time in left field with Matt Diaz.
The Braves placed starting shortstop Edgar Renteria on the disabled list on Friday because of a high ankle sprain.
Jones was hitting .217 with 21 homers and 72 RBIs.