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Chipper suspended one game for Saturday incident

Sep 5, 2010, 1:37 PM EDT

Chipper Jones, who is on the disabled list and out for the season, was ejected from Saturday's game against the Marlins for arguing from the dugout. Now David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an update. Chipper has been suspended for...

Chipper Jones, who is on the disabled list and out for the season, was ejected from Saturday’s game against the Marlins for arguing from the dugout.  Now David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an update.

Chipper has been suspended for one game.  He will serve that one-game suspension if and when he returns in 2011.

The veteran third baseman was ruled out for the rest of the year in early August with a torn ACL in his left knee.  He hasn’t decided whether to return for an 18th professional season, but he does seem open to the idea and is rehabbing his knee injury as if he is going to play.  Hey, and he just earned himself an additional day of rest.

Jones hit a productive .265/.381/.426 this season with 10 homers and 46 RBI in 317 at-bats.  He struggled to stay healthy, though, and played in only 95 total games.  Martin Prado has been playing third base in his absence.

  1. RichardInBigD - Sep 5, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    Why not activate him in time for the season finale, and just sit him for game 162? Doesn’t that satisfy the suspension? Don’t let this drag over into a season that may never come…

  2. Diablo - Sep 5, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Being a HUGE fan of “Larry Wayne”, I hate to say this but I’m extremely ready to see a new stud at third base asap. Sorry but the old man, who I have watched his entire career with the Braves, simply can’t be relied on to play near enough games and wasn’t as productive as Drew seems to think when he was healthy. I expect a player of his statue to be over .300 not .265 regardless of his other numbers of .381 and .426. Now that’s just my opinion but I feel it’s time to give the role to a fresh face just like we did when Mr. Jones arrived all those years back. Prado has done well in his absence but we need to get a full time 3B for the future!

  3. Buccofan - Sep 5, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    Three things that should be said to Chipper–
    1. Stay home and rest your knee and the rest of your body. Maybe you won’t miss as many games as usual if you put less stress on your body. Oh, and while you’re at it, give your tongue a rest.
    2. Way to go, dork. You’re doing the 2011 Braves a heck of a lot of good by being suspended for a game next year.
    3. In view of (2), why don’t you spend the rest of the regular season hanging out where you can freely criticize the umpire–like, say, your local Hooters?

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