He began the year on the DL after arthroscopic surgery during spring training. When he finally did make his season debut, he got off to a great start, but then suffered a contusion on his leg last Friday in Tampa Bay. That will put him on the DL for the second time this season. Chris Vivlamore:
The Braves placed third baseman Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list with a left leg contusion following Friday’s game against the Nationals. The move is retroactive to Wednesday when Jones pinch-hit, his only appearance in the past seven games since suffering the injury in Tampa Bay on May 18th.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said the Braves will call up a catcher to replace Jones on the roster. The team will announce the player Saturday. They are in need of a catcher after backup David Ross suffered a right groin strain during a second-inning at-bat Friday and is day-to-day. Ross started the past four games for Brian McCann, who was out with flu-like symptoms.
Jones is having a fine year, too, hitting .307/.377/.485 with five home runs and 24 RBI in 29 games; the article indicates it could take a bit longer than the 15-day disabled list period for Jones to be ready to return to action.