Chipper Jones Suffers Strained Muscle

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday March 9, 2009

TORONTO (AP) -- Chipper Jones will take at least five days off to recover from a mild strain on his right side. The Atlanta third baseman hopes to return to the U.S. lineup in the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

Jones was injured swinging at a pitch in the fifth inning of Sunday night's 15-6 victory over Venezuela. That win ensured the U.S. would move on at the WBC. He limited himself to light running during Monday's workout.

Jones said he has dealt with this type of injury "dozens of times" in the past.

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