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Former Braves star Chipper Jones insists he's not thinking about a comeback.
ATLANTA — Chipper Jones is back in camp with the Atlanta Braves, but it’s merely to serve as a guest instructor.
The eight-time All-Star retired after last season, and Monday he dispelled rumors that he is considering a comeback.
“It’s not going to happen,” Jones said, according to ESPN.com.
The 40-year-old added, “I’m well-adjusted, and there’s no going back. I’ve had my time and I don’t think people really realize what kind of preparation it takes to get yourself ready to play this game at this level. I’d have to start working out now to get ready for June, and that’s not gonna happen.”
The 1999 National League MVP and 2008 NL batting champ, Jones hit .287 with 14 homers and 62 RBI last year in his final season. For his career, he batted .303 with a .401 on-base percentage, a .529 slugging percentage, 468 homers and 1,623 RBI.