One game back from DL, Chipper Jones hurt again

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What a drag it is getting old.

On his first day coming back from knee surgery, Chipper Jones hit a home run. That’s good!

But then he also strained his quadriceps while fielding a ball at third base. That’s bad!

But given that he actually hurt it before the home run and stayed in the game for a while, there’s a sense that, even if he misses a game or two, it’s not that serious. That’s good!

But the sunflower seeds he likes to chew on in the dugout contain potassium benzoate.

[blank stare]

That’s bad.

Oh well, that’s life with Chipper Jones.

Shawn Tolleson retires from baseball

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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that reliever Shawn Tolleson is retiring from baseball. The right-hander experienced a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last week.

Tolleson, who turns 31 years old on Saturday, last pitched in the majors in 2016. He had two very good years out of the bullpen for the Rangers in 2014-15, posting an aggregate 2.88 ERA with 145 strikeouts and 45 walks across 144 innings.

Tolleson signed a one-year deal with the Rays in January 2017 before undergoing Tommy John surgery several months later. The Rangers inked him to a minor league contract in December 2017, but he wasn’t able to work his way back.