Braves' Jones sits out vs. Twins

Updated: June 12, 2010, 10:44 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chipper Jones was scratched from the Atlanta Braves' lineup for their game against the Minnesota Twins when his finger injury flared up.

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Jones was set to bat third Saturday night, but Brooks Conrad was inserted into the second spot in the lineup about a half-hour before gametime. Right fielder Jason Heyward moved from second to third in the order.

Jones is batting just .228 this season with three homers and 22 RBIs. He went 0 for 4 and struck out twice in Friday's game. The 38-year-old Jones missed five games last week with inflammation in his right ring finger.

The Braves didn't give a reason for the late switch at first, but manager Bobby Cox said after the game Jones was having trouble with the finger again. His status is day to day.


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