Chipper scratched with strained left oblique
Chipper Jones was scratched from Friday night’s game against the Dodgers because of a strained left oblique muscle that he suffered during batting practice. The Braves third baseman will likely provide more information after the game.
Jones strained his right oblique muscle while competing in this year’s World Baseball Classic. After he aggravated the same ailment a few days later and returned to Braves camp, he returned to action within the next week.
Braves new lineup for Friday: