ATLANTA -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez still thinks Chipper Jones will likely return to the lineup for Monday night's series opener against the Yankees. But he said Saturday that there is a chance the veteran third baseman could be activated from the disabled list to play Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
"It's cooler for a 1:30 [p.m.] game in Atlanta, than it is in Rome," Gonzalez playfully said.
Jones went 0-for-3 with a strikeout while playing seven innings in Class A Rome's game against Augusta on Saturday night.
Given a choice, Jones likely will not return to Class A Rome to play a third Minor League rehab game on Sunday. But after playing on Friday and Saturday, the 40-year-old veteran might need at least one more day to simply rest.
Jones felt some normal soreness after he played five innings on Friday. This marked the first time he had started a game getting hit on the left calf with a line drive on May 18.