Chipper unsure of availability for Braves

Updated: May 22, 2009, 5:12 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones is not starting in the Atlanta Braves' series opener against Toronto and says he's not sure if he'll be available to pinch-hit.

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Jones said he hurt his right big toe while running to first base in the sixth inning Thursday night. He left the game one inning later.

When asked after batting practice Friday if he could pinch-hit, Jones said he didn't know.

The Braves optioned right-handed reliever James Parr to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled right-hander Manny Acosta, who was 1-3 with a 2.86 ERA at Gwinnett. Acosta was 3-5 with three saves and a 3.57 ERA with Atlanta last season.

Parr threw 91 pitches and gave up four runs in four innings in Thursday night's 9-0 loss to Colorado, leaving his ERA at 5.79.


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