Chipper to Miss Mets Game

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipper Jones is a late scratch from the Atlanta
Braves' lineup because of back spasms.

Jones was set to start for the NL East-leading Braves on Friday,
batting third and playing third base for the opener of a three-game
series against the second-place New York Mets. But manager Bobby
Cox says he did not know of Jones' injury when he made the order.

Jones' back problem flared up on the off day Thursday. He went 4
for 12 with a homer in the three-game series in Philadelphia.
Cox says Jones is day to day.

Omar Infante moved from right field to third base and dropped
from second to third in the order. Gregor Blanco was inserted as
the center fielder and No. 8 batter. Melky Cabrera moved from
eighth to second and from center to right field.


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