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Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Monday, April 16th

Seriously, he's 40, and doing this.
Seriously, he's 40, and doing this.

Your one-page daily morning overview of Atlanta Braves news:

Braves postgame quotes after Sunday’s sweep vs. Milwaukee | Atlanta Braves
Chipper Jones: "I know people don’t like to see me out of the lineup but if I come back like this maybe I should take every other day off or something. I don’t think Fredi would like that too much. I don’t know what it is. Obviously this is my first game back at home…you want to make a splash. It was a pretty cool moment. This year is going to be filled with a lot of moments, I hope. I’ve had two so far in three starts, which has been pretty cool, so I’m looking forward to the rest of the season."

Strong quadriceps key for Chipper's knee | News
Once he determined that he would be repairing a torn meniscus in Jones' left knee on March 26, Royster told the former National League MVP that it would be in his best interest to strengthen his left quadriceps muscle as much as possible before the surgery. After learning on March 23 that surgery would be likely, Jones spent the three days before surgery lifting weights and completing exercises that focused on the quadriceps muscle. The added strength allowed him to find relief soon after the surgery.

Curveball comes through for Kimbrel | News
"I thought Craig had a better idea where his curveball was going tonight than his fastball," McCann said. "That kind of became his heater at the end."

Diaz happy with limited role on Braves | News
"While any competitor is thrilled with playing time, I know the best thing for us this year is for me to play as little as possible," Diaz said. "It's weird to say. But that is the way our team is designed and needs to be designed."

Bourn, Heyward honored to again wear No. 42 | News
At an early age, Braves center fielder Michael Bourn started to gain an understanding of the inequalities Jackie Robinson and other former Negro Leaguers faced even after being allowed to play in the Majors. Bourn's own father battled the ugliness of racism while growing up in Louisiana during the 1960s.

Hudson to pitch next rehab Wednesday in Gwinnett | Atlanta Braves
Tim Hudson is scheduled to make two more appearances on his minor league rehabilitation assignment, both in Triple-A Gwinnett, and then hopes he’ll be ready to be activated by the end of the Pirates series, April 29 or 30, or the following series against the Phillies, May 1-3. "I don’t see why not, once I get my pitch count up and my innings up," Hudson said.

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