Braves' Chipper Jones added to NL All-Star roster

5:00 PM, Jul 3, 2012   |    comments
Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones (10) throws to first for an out in the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field.
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ATLANTA -- Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is replacing Dodgers third baseman Matt Kemp on the NL All-Star roster.

Jones had been a candidate to be voted onto the team by fans in baseball's Final Vote campaign. Instead, the 40-year-old Jones is replacing Kemp, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury but plans to participate in the All-Star home run derby.

The Braves announced Jones' addition to the NL roster on Tuesday.

Jones will be making his eighth All-Star appearance in his final season. He has announced plans to retire after the season.

Jones is hitting .291 with six homers and 29 RBIs.

The Braves organization is encouraging fans to vote for centerfielder Michael Bourn in the Final Vote campaign. 

(Associated Press)

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