Jones responding well to treatment

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones avoided the disabled list Monday,
but the Atlanta Braves outfielder is expected to miss at least five
to seven days with a hamstring injury.

Jones re-injured the hamstring in yesterday's 3-to-2 win over
the Florida Marlins. While trying to chase down a fly ball in the
left-center gap, he collapsed against the wall, clutching the back
of his right leg. He had to be taken off the field on a cart.

Braves officials say Jones has responded well enough to
treatment to keep him from being placed on the disabled list for
the first time since 1996.

Jones initially hurt the hamstring on April 11 against the
Chicago Cubs. He missed the next two games but returned to the
lineup on Thursday.

Jones is hitting .314 with three of his team's 10 homers.