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Chipper takes BP, should return for next WBC round

Chipper takes BP, should return for next WBC round

Chipper Jones took swings from both sides of the plate and fielded grounders before the United States faced Venezuela on Wednesday and said he'll be ready to play for the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
The Atlanta Braves third baseman, who is 0-7 with five strikeouts in the Classic, left Sunday's 15-6 win over Venezuela after five innings with a strain on his right side. His condition improved after doing only light running on Monday and Tuesday.
"I felt good. I felt better," Jones said after his stint in the batting cage. "There were no ill effects."
Jones, who hit .364 with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs for Atlanta in 2008, said the injury was one he's encountered in the past and he has no reason to fear a lengthy absence.
"If I hadn't had a couple of dozen of those during the course of my career I'd probably be a lot more cautious," he said, "but I know that it's a mild strain."
The U.S. starts the second round on Saturday in Miami.


Updated : 2021-07-30 12:46 GMT+08:00