ATLANTA (AP) - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones now says he
won't be making a decision on retirement until after the season.
After indicating for two days he was close to announcing whether
to call it a career, Jones told reporters before Thursday night's
game against Tampa Bay that he won't be discussing "the r word"
anymore until the season is over.
Jones says he's been meeting periodically with team president
John Schuerholz and general manager Frank Wren over the last six
months to discuss his future. But with the Braves in first place,
Jones says it's not a good time to be a distraction.