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Chipper Jones out until at least Monday but the Braves will be fine without him

Apr 9, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

As was mentioned in the recaps this morning, Chipper Jones hurt his oblique in yesterday’s loss to the Cubs. He was originally listed as day-to-day, but Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that he got a cortisone shot today and because of whatever voodoo accompanies cortisone shots he’s out until at least Monday, and may miss some more time.

My guess is that he’ll once again begin pursuing Cal Ripken’s Iron Man title on Wednesday of next week, due to the no-travel offday Tuesday which would give him some more time to heal. Also worth noting is that between Eric Hinske, Troy Glaus Martin Prado and Omar Infante, the Braves are rotten with guys who can at least pretend to play a little third base if need be. My guess is that they’ll either plug Infante directly at third or else play Infante at second and move Prado over.

While all of this may be distressing to some Braves fans, David O’Brien reminded us this morning that the team went 9-1 when Chipper missed ten games last season. Fact is, the offense doesn’t depend on him the way it used to and the Braves will get by without him for a few days.

  1. Jonny5 - Apr 9, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    I hate to say it Craig, but i think we’ll see a whole lot of Chipper sitting out games, and contrary to your opinion I feel they will need him to keep up with the division. Hey, Just as you predicted it’s neck and neck so far 2-1 on the season for both of our teams…. LoL!!! May the ball busting begin!!! April 20th is right around the corner…… I’ll save any further ball busting until after that series. Do you have your Lucky Braves hat to wear for those games? you’ll need it….. ;>)~ BTW I just noticed who is playing who last series of the season, Nice……. Hope the Phills aren’t so far ahead they roll over though… HA!

  2. Jimmy Marlins Fan - Apr 9, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    too bad both the phils and bravos will be lookin up at the fish come the end of the year!

  3. GimmeSomeSteel - Apr 10, 2010 at 12:55 AM

    Chipper Jones has a bruised/pulled/strained/sprained something-or-other.
    .
    In other news, water is wet, the sun is hot, and the sky is blue.

  4. Old Gator - Apr 10, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    True, since on what Scrooge McLoria pays them, third deck seats are all they’re going to be able to afford for the playoffs.
    .
    Jimmy boy, your enthusiasm is refreshing but a slightly more realistic view of the Feesh will save you a lot of frustration as we slog through this season. It is not going to be pretty.

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