Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is still mum on whether or not he will retire at the end of the season. The story line is very similar last seasons speculation that Jones would retire after a poor season.
"There's no change," he said, standing at his clubhouse locker before batting practice. "After all the courtesy that I've given [the media] over the years, I would hope that I would be given the same courtesy to kind of do this in my own time, in my own way. That's that."
Jones is hitting .233 with 4 home runs and 23 RBIs in 52 games this season, and is said to be recovering well from an ailing finger.
With manager Bobby Cox retiring after this season, it would seem appropriate that Jones would do the same, considering that Cox is the only manager he has ever had. Barring a second half resurgence, I'd say that Jones will likely retire.