Chipper Jones back in Braves' lineup

Updated: June 21, 2011, 7:15 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Third baseman Chipper Jones returned to the Atlanta Braves' lineup for Tuesday night's game against Toronto after missing four games with a right adductor strain.

The Braves purchased the contract of infielder Julio Lugo from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioned Diory Hernandez to Gwinnett.

Jones, whose .305 career batting average ranks No. 2 on baseball's career list of switch-hitters, is hitting .266 with seven homers and 40 RBIs in 63 games this season.

Lugo signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta on May 23. The 12th-year veteran hit .231 with one homer and seven RBIs in 13 games at Gwinnett.

Lugo played in 93 games with Baltimore last year, hitting .249 with 20 RBIs.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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