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Larry Brown Sports:
Players like Chipper Jones don’t come around very often. Jones is entering his 19th full season of an extremely productive MLB career — all of which has been spent in Atlanta. Just a couple months away from his 40th birthday, Chipper’s production has dropped off a bit over the past couple seasons. He was, however, one of the most consistent players in baseball from 1995 to 2007. What’s even more impressive is that he did it all in the heart of the steroid era and kept his name clean. That doesn’t mean the thought never crossed his mind.
“I mean, definitely,” Chipper said Monday when asked if he ever considered using performance-enhancing drugs. “You see peers doing it. You see contemporaries on other teams doing it and putting up (big) numbers. But at that point in my career, while I didn’t have kids yet, and I thought, I don’t want to jeopardize their lives (with the backlash) one day.”
Jones said he was even confronted by his father several years ago at the height of the steroid e...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is expected to miss at least a week after injuring his right knee.
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is expected to be sidelined for at least a week after injuring his right knee in an infield drill on Tuesday.
Freeman attempted to field a low throw and had his kneecap pop out of place. The team said that the injury has happened before for Freeman, who missed a week of action at that time.
The 22-year-old Freeman batted .282 with 21...
By Kent Covington
The health of Tommy Hanson, along with fellow starter, Jair Jurrjens, is a major key to Atlanta’s postseason hopes in 2012. The sore shoulder that sidelined him for most of last season’s second half is no longer sore, and the Braves are optimistic that off-season strategic conditioning and retooled pitching mechanics will help keep it that way.
The team was...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is expected to miss at least a week after injuring his right knee.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Mike Minor will start Saturday afternoon's Grapefruit League opener against the Tigers at 1:05 p.m. ET at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex.
Tommy Hanson pushed himself a little harder with some conditioning exercises Monday morning and then visited a local doctor with the hope that he will be cleared to participate in Spring Training workouts with the Braves on Tuesday.
Tommy Hanson participated in stretching with his teammates on Tuesday, but that was as far as it could go for the Braves pitcher.
Bill Shanks interviews Ben Ingram from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.