Chipper Jones has a new job that will put him back in a Braves uniform.
The Atlanta Braves hired Jones as a part-time hitting consultant Monday. Jones spent last season as a part-time analyst for ESPN.
“Words can’t describe how excited I am to be rejoining my beloved Braves. Haven’t looked forward to spring training this much in 9 years. Working with our guys is an honor and I will do my best not to screw them up! #GoBraves
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Jones spent 19 years in the big leagues all with the Braves. It’s easy to see why Jones got the job when his resume includes a lifetime .303 hitter with 468 home runs and 1,623 RBIs.
He retired in 2012 as a leader in almost every offensive category in Braves history. The Baseball Hall of Fame inducted Jones in Cooperstown in 2018.
Jones will join the Braves coaching staff in New Port, Florida when spring training opens.
Major League Baseball announced Monday night it will proceed starting spring training and the season on time.
The Braves’ pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 17, followed by position players on Feb. 22. The 2021 season opens on April 1.
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