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09:23 AM ET 11.13 | Veteran third baseman Chipper Jones is progressing on schedule in his recovery from August knee surgery, with a goal of being ready for spring training. "Chipper had his knee checked out last week, and that went very well," Braves general manager Frank Wren said Friday. "Everything was really going along well. So far, there's no reason to believe he can't come back and play for us." The Braves are planning to have Jones, who'll be 39 in April, back in their lineup. He's owed $28 million in the final two seasons of his three-year contract, including salaries of $13 million in 2011 and 2012 and prorated portions of his $3 million signing bonus.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chipper Jones, Bob Levey/Getty Images Chipper Jones, Bob Levey/Getty Images
November 13, 2010  09:40 AM ET

Speedy recovery "Larry"

November 13, 2010  10:28 AM ET

Great, he'll be back just in time to hit .260 and miss 40% of the season with an ingrown toenail. Perfect.

November 13, 2010  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Great, he'll be back just in time to hit .260 and miss 40% of the season with an ingrown toenail. Perfect.

Ingrown toenails can be very painful.

November 13, 2010  10:31 AM ET

The Braves have a great rotation and a solid nucleus of young talent. I fear they're letting Chipper hang on too long and it's going to hold them back.

November 13, 2010  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Braves have a great rotation and a solid nucleus of young talent. I fear they're letting Chipper hang on too long and it's going to hold them back.

I hate to say it, but I agree with you WWJ.

November 13, 2010  12:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I hate to say it, but I agree with you WWJ.

Not many guys (nobody) will walk away from a guaranteed 28 Million.

November 13, 2010  01:31 PM ET

good for him

November 13, 2010  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Not many guys (nobody) will walk away from a guaranteed 28 Million.

Chipper claimed the money wouldn't matter. That if he couldn't play he wouldn't embarass himself by hanging on too long. Then he learned that, based on his current skills, he would be qualified to work only at Waffle House after his retirement.

November 13, 2010  01:48 PM ET
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Chipper claimed the money wouldn't matter. That if he couldn't play he wouldn't embarass himself by hanging on too long. Then he learned that, based on his current skills, he would be qualified to work only at Waffle House after his retirement.

That should have been obvious all along. They don't clean up there, either.

November 13, 2010  01:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

That should have been obvious all along. They don't clean up there, either.

Chippers not the sharpest of sticks. I'm sure his agent had to explain this to him using very small words.

 
November 13, 2010  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

That should have been obvious all along. They don't clean up there, either.

But you do have to love Waffle House. Where else can you scarf down four plates of food for $5. Just stay out of the nasty bathrooms, bring your own towel to wipe down the tables and check the silverware for boogers and you're fine.

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