The Braves have placed Chipper Jones on the disabled list, Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes. Jones has played with a torn meniscus in his right knee, but couldn't go any longer.
Jones is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on the knee and miss two to three weeks. He had been taking cortisone shots, but the shot he received on Sunday didn't relieve any pain.
"It's not getting any better," he told Rogers. "It's gradually getting worse. I'm going to have to address it some time."
The 39-year-old Jones had his 2010 cut short when he tore the ACL in his left knee and even contemplated retirement before coming back this season. He's hitting .259/.340/.428 with eight home runs and 46 RBI so far this season, but has seen his production drop since the end of April, when he was hitting .281/.364/.479.
Jones was named to the National League All-Star team, but will miss the game because of the injury.Atlanta recalled infielder Brandon Hicks from Triple-A to take Jones' roster spot.
If I'm filling out the All-Star team, I take the Cubs' Aramis Ramirez, who is hitting .300/.349/.505 with 15 home runs 50 RBI. Ryan Reynolds of the Diamonbacks and Chase Headley of the Padres are other alternatives, but look for Ramirez to get the nod.
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