HOUSTON — Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones has apparently injured his left leg or foot after fielding a ball in the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Jones grabbed a grounder hit by Hunter Pence and jumped in the air as he made the throw to first base to get Pence out.
He then fell to the ground where he remained for several minutes while trainers and coaches crowded around him. He was helped to his feet and walked gingerly off under his own power. He was replaced by Brooks Conrad.
The 38-year-old Jones, who is hitting .265 this season, had a double on Tuesday, Atlanta’s only hit through six innings.