Chipper Jones walking back, not away

Six-time All-Star recovering from ACL injury, ready to set foot back in changed NL East

Originally Published: December 22, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Chipper Jones was sitting 25 feet up a tree hunting deer in Iowa when he received a text from Atlanta general manager Frank Wren telling him the Braves were trading for Dan Uggla. There's nothing like the arrival of an All-Star second baseman with a 30-homer, 90-RBI per year pedigree to brighten a No. 3 hole hitter's mood on a mid-November day in the heartland.

Last week, Jones was at his ranch in Texas when his mother texted to inform him that the Philadelphia Phillies had just signed pitcher ...

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