Chipper Jones Activated, To Return To Braves Lineup Tuesday

Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, who has already announced he will retire at the end of the 2012 season, had knee surgery for a torn meniscus just two weeks ago.

Tuesday, the team activated him from the disabled list, per SB Nation Atlanta:

The Hall of Fame third baseman was officially activated by the Braves on Tuesday afternoon, sending outfielder Jose Constanza back to Triple-A Gwinnett. With Atlanta starting the season 0-4 and the fan base slowly starting to lose faith, a rejuvenated Chipper should be huge for the lineup.

Fredi Gonzalez has not gave much insight into where he expects to bat Jones, but anywhere between spots No. 2 through 6 seem possible.

The "Hall of Fame" designation is a bit premature, because Chipper won't be eligible until five years after he retires, but the consensus among most baseball followers is that he could go in on the first ballot.

In the meantime, the Braves could use his bat. The 0-4 start is the worst for the team since 1988, when they started 0-10 on their way to a 106-loss season.

For more on the Braves, please visit Talking Chop.

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