OnlineAthens.com reports that Chipper Jones will likely see a brief minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Braves lineup.
Chipper might head to minors for rehab stint
By R. Travis Haney updated at 12:05 AM on Tuesday, August 8, 2006
... Jones has been taking ground balls and throwing each day during batting practice. But he went 10 days without picking up a bat until Monday, when he swung indoors.
Because of that, Jones said he thinks going on a brief minor-league rehab assignment just makes sense.
"Nothing can simulate a swing," Jones said. "I figure I better go try it out."
Jones seemed somewhat concerned Monday afternoon about his first hacks since aggravating the injury swinging July 28. But he said there were no setbacks after his brief hitting session.
"Trying to hit him was like trying to drink coffee with a fork." - Willie Stargell on Sandy Koufax