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Braves’ Chipper Jones goes on DL with tear in knee

- Associated Press - Saturday, July 9, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves placed third baseman Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list with a medial meniscus tear in his right knee before Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jones had a procedure in Atlanta and manager Fredi Gonzalez said he'd miss two to three weeks. Jones was recently selected to his seventh All-Star team and is batting .259 with eight homers and 46 RBIs in 77 games this season.

"He said we would see him Thursday," Gonzalez said. "I think the timing was perfect for him to get this (procedure) done and we get him the rest of the way, fresh legs and healthy. I know it will be a big help for us."

Jones' spot on the roster was filled by infielder Brandon Hicks, who was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. Hicks batted .267 with 14 homers and 30 RBIs in 55 games for Gwinnett.

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