Chipper Jones, 39, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he’s not sure if he’ll be able to make it through this year healthy.
“The body is starting to tell me every morning when I wake up that it’s getting close,” he said. “I’m signed through the end of this year. If I play in a certain amount of games, I got an option for next year. I don’t know what next year entails.
“I don’t know if I can make it through this year.”
Jones has been the Atlanta Braves franchise third baseman since the age of 23, and over his 18 year career has accumulated 2,387 hits, and 454 home runs. He has also been selected to seven All-Star teams and won the 1999 MVP award. The future Hall of Famer, however, has not played in 150-or-more games since 2003.