790 the Zone’s Chris Domingo is reporting that Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has stretched and torn his ACL which would likely end the season and possibly the career of the Atlanta 3rd baseman.
The Braves do have depth at the position with baseball’s best utility man in Omar Infante and Brave 2nd baseman Martin Prado days away from coming off the DL.
Many fans are also hoping that the team will soon call up minor league first base star Freddie Freeman. However, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution‘s Dave O’Brien who has spoke with Manager Bobby Cox, the team will not call up Freeman at this time.. It had been speculated that the team could call up Freeman to play first and move Glaus over the third. However, according to Cox the team is looking for an infielder.
The loss of Chipper is without question a devastating loss for a team that is trying to make a run at a World Series crown in Bobby Cox’s final season. Hopefully leaders like Tim Hudson, Eric Hinske, and Brian McCann can carry this team the rest of the way.