Chipper Jones out of Braves lineup with sore elbow

By: AP
By: AP

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipper Jones has a stiff and swollen right
elbow that kept him out of the Atlanta Braves' lineup Monday night
in their first visit to Citi Field to play the New York Mets.

Jones hyperextended his elbow on a swing Sunday and left
Atlanta's 4-2 victory at Philadelphia in the seventh inning.

The All-Star third baseman says the hyperextension, combined
with tendinitis he's been dealing with most of the season, prevents
him from being able to throw across the diamond.

Jones says the elbow was treated three times Monday. He took
some light swings during batting practice and will be re-evaluated
Tuesday.


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