Wednesay July 23, 2008
MIAMI (AP) -- Major-league batting leader Chipper Jones hurt his
left thigh running out a groundout against Florida and left the
game Wednesday night.
The Atlanta Braves third baseman grabbed the back of his thigh
in pain after crossing first base in the fourth inning. A trainer
came out to check on him, and after about a minute, Jones limped
slowly to the dugout.
Jones went 0-for-2 with an RBI and a walk, dropping his average
to .369. He has 18 homers and 55 RBIs, and he came into the game
second in the majors in on-base percentage and fourth in slugging.
Jones has been hampered by right thigh, groin and back injuries
this season, but he hasn't been on the disabled list. The Braves
are struggling to stay in the NL East race, and they're 2-10 in
games he has missed.
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