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Chipper Jones could return from DL as soon as tomorrow

Apr 9, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

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Chipper Jones had no problems after weekend workouts and tested his surgically repaired knee again today, with Mark Bowman of MLB.com reporting that he “felt good” and “could be activated in time to start tomorrow’s game.”

Jones underwent what was considered minor knee surgery on March 26 and said all along that he planned to be back in the Braves’ lineup in time for the April 13 home opener.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez has indicated that Jones’ workload might be limited initially, perhaps with some pinch-hitting duties mixed into starts. Martin Prado has started twice at third base in place of Jones, with the newly acquired Juan Francisco taking the other start.

  1. ajcardsfan - Apr 9, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Good to hear, here’s hoping for a nice and healthy last season!

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