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Chipper Jones returning to Braves coaching staff, per report

Hall of Fame third baseman Chipper Jones is poised to return to Atlanta’s coaching staff in 2023.

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Chipper Jones was a hitting consultant for the Braves during the 2021 season.
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It appears that Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame third baseman Chipper Jones will be returning to the team’s coaching staff as a hitting consultant, based on a report from The Athletic’s David O’Brien earlier this morning.

Jones held a hitting consulting role for the Braves major league team in 2021 but was not part of the 2022 staff due to COVID-19 vaccination mandates put in place by Major League Baseball.

It appears that obstacle in no longer an impediment for Jones and the Braves.

Jones, who retire following the 2012 season - and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2018 - spent the 2020 season broadcasting for ESPN prior to joining the Braves coaching staff in a part-time role in 2021.

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