SAN FRANCISCO -- Chipper Jones' surgically repaired left knee hasn't provided him any problems for nearly two months. But the veteran third baseman's right knee bothered him enough Friday night that he told Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez that he might not be ready to play against Tim Lincecum and the Giants on Saturday afternoon.
"I've got some pain in the lower inside of my knee that is preventing me from pushing off and cutting and stuff like that," Jones said after Friday night's 4-1 win over the Giants. "It's just a really sharp pain. I don't know why it's doing it. But it's been doing it for the past 10 days or so. I don't know if it was the cold, but it was really pronounced tonight."
Jones played the entirety of Friday's game and delivered a key two-run, fourth-inning double. But he seemed to be feeling some pain as he talked to reporters after the victory.
Jones, who will turn 39 on Sunday, has four hits and four strikeouts in 17 career at-bats against Lincecum.