Braves activate Chipper Jones from DL

Chipper Jones

The Braves activated Chipper Jones from the disabled list before Sunday's game with the Blue Jays, sending outfielder Jose Constanza back to Triple-A.

Jones, 40, hadn't played since May 23 after suffering a bruise when he was hit by a one-hopper. Jones had surgery on May 26 to drain a hematoma he developed on the spot of the bruise. He had his stitches removed last week and played in two games for the Braves' low-Class A team in Rome, Ga. He had one hit and two walks in four at-bats for the Rome Braves.

Jones was eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday, but wasn't activated until he played his two minor-league rehab games. He is in the team's lineup on Sunday against the Blue Jays, batting in his customary third spot.

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