Chipper slated to miss fourth straight game

Chipper slated to miss fourth straight game

Chipper slated to miss fourth straight game
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Chipper Jones will miss his fourth straight game on Wednesday as he rests his legs. The Braves' veteran third baseman felt some soreness around his thighs while playing in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Tigers.

"I'll try to get over it and then ease my way back into it," Jones said Tuesday morning.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he is not concerned about this being a lingering issue for Jones, who will turn 40 in April.

"He's a 40-year-old guy and he knows his body a little bit," Gonzalez said. "When he is telling you his legs are not quite there yet, you've got to believe him. If it is March 15 or 18, then yes I would be [worried]. But if he misses the first week, I'm not really concerned about it."