Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, who is set to retire after the 2012 season, will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery. The 39-year-old tore his meniscus on Thursday during a team stretch, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
He will begin the year on the 15-day DL, though O'Brien tweets that Atlanta "can use up to 9 days" of the stint during Spring Training.
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"#Braves 3B Chipper Jones will have arthroscopic knee surgery, tore meniscus on Thursday."
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"#Braves will DL Chipper to begin season, but can use up to 9 days of 15-day DL stint during spring training"
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"#Braves 3B. Chipper tore meniscus during team stretch about an hour before retirement press conference."
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"#Braves Chipper Jones has taken about 16-18 days to recovery from similar knee procedures in past, so he's hoping to be back for home opener"