Thursday, August 12, 2010

Chipper tears his ACL; season is over

Chipper Jones, one of the great hitters of the last 15 years tore his ACL,and is done for the season.  This injury may end the career of a great player, and makes the Braves quest for a pennant much more difficult.

Jones has been hitting .400 for the month of August, seemed to finally be hitting his stride in the dog days of summer.  For the year he ends up with a .265/.381/.426 line with 10 HR's and 46 RBI's.  Chipper was hurt while making a defensive play.

The Braves in the meantime, will hand their 3rd base job to Brooks Conrad, or they could turn to the waiver wire for an extra infielder.  Ty Wiggington could be a fit, and former Orioles and Rockies infielder Garrett Atkins is also a free agent.

Jones, who has hinted at retirement in the recent past, would be a candidate for the Hall-of-Fame.  He has 2,400 career hits, won a batting title, and has over 400 HR's.  Hopefully we haven't seen the last of Chipper.

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