- Associated Press - Saturday, July 10, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was back in the starting lineup Saturday against the New York Mets after sitting out the previous night with back spasms.

Jones said the spasms were caused by an uncomfortable bed at the team’s hotel, and manager Bobby Cox said the slugger is expected to feel better by Sunday for the Braves’ final game before the All-Star break.

“You’re never 100 percent,” Cox said.

Jones was booed during pregame introductions. He entered the day batting .319 with 42 home runs in his career against the Mets.

Cox said he also hopes rookie outfielder Jason Heyward will be back with the team after the All-Star break. He’s on the 15-day disabled list because of a deep bone bruise in his left thumb that could keep him out of the All-Star game.

Heyward was scheduled to take batting practice with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday night.

“Hopefully, he’ll be back after the break,” Cox said. “But we don’t know until he starts swinging.”

Braves outfielder Nate McLouth started a rehab assignment with Gwinnett on Friday night, going 1 for 3 against Charlotte. He’s been out since June 9, when he collided with Heyward chasing a fly ball and hurt his head.

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