Found March 13, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
PLAYERS: Chipper Jones
TEAMS: Atlanta Braves
The soon to be 40-year old Chipper Jones spoke to reporters today which included David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and hinted that this season may be his last. “Tomorrow might be my last day,” he said “I don’t know. I don’t really focus on it that much. The body is starting to tell me every morning when I wake up that it’s getting close. I’m signed through the end of this year. If I play in a certain amount of games, I got an option for next year. I don’t know what next year entails…. I don’t know if I can make it through this year.” Jones who has not played in more than 150 games since 2003 as he has battled injuries his entire career, is in the last year of his three-year $42mm deal. He is set to make $13mm this season with a team/vesting option for $7mm next season. The option vest if he averages 127 games over the 2011 and 2012 seasons or if he plays in 123 games this season (salary would then be $9mm). The option would increased by $1mm for playing in 128, 133 and 140 games in 2012 or averages 132, 137, 138 or 140 games in 2011-12. Image taken by SD Dirk and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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