Freak Injury Keeps Chipper Out of Lineup

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday June 13, 2008
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper
Jones, who leads the majors with a .414 average, was scratched from
the lineup Friday night against the Angels after a freak accident
during batting practice.

Jones fouled off a pitch, and the ball ricocheted off the
crossbar at the top of the batting cage and struck him near the
left eye. The Braves announced that the five-time All-Star suffered
a contusion and was taken for X-rays.

Jones leads Atlanta with 41 RBIs and 15 homers, including the
400th of his career on June 5. The Braves had lost all six of the
games he had missed prior to the opener of their first-ever series
at Anaheim.

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