Skip to content

Chipper Jones expected to miss rest of weekend with calf contusion

May 19, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

Chipper Jones Getty Getty Images

According to Chris Girandola of MLB.com, Chipper Jones is expected to miss the rest of the weekend series against the Rays after leaving last night’s game with a left calf contusion.

Jones suffered the injury when he was smacked in the left leg with a line drive off the bat of B.J. Upton while playing third base in the bottom of the second inning. He stayed in for two more at-bats before Juan Francisco pinch-hit for him in the top of the eighth.

Jones doesn’t think he needs an MRI or X-rays, but he likely won’t return to action until at least Monday when the Braves take on the Reds in Cincinnati.

“It’s safe to say my career in Tampa Bay is officially over,” said Jones, who had planned to have family and friends from his hometown area in Deland, Fla., attend the game on Saturday.

Jones, who turned 40 last month, is hitting .307/.372/.485 with five home runs, 24 RBI and an .857 OPS through 113 plate appearances this season.

  1. joncline79 - May 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    What’s new he is always hurt

  2. daveitsgood - May 19, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    yes, because sitting out some games in mid May is far more important than making sure you’re healthy for a stretch run in late August and September

  3. mungman69 - May 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    No comment

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Who are the favorites for Rookie of the Year?
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. J. Soler (3706)
  2. Y. Molina (3453)
  3. R. Castillo (3361)
  4. D. Wright (2320)
  5. D. Murphy (2222)
  1. B. Colon (2171)
  2. B. Posey (2170)
  3. S. Doolittle (2152)
  4. D. Ortiz (2116)
  5. T. Lincecum (2049)