Chipper added to All-Star roster, Freese now in lead for Final Vote

Chipper added to All-Star roster, Freese now in lead for Final Vote

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ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 25: David Freese #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals fields a one hopper against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium on May 25, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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by BaseballStL / Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 6:56 AM

ATLANTA (AP) -- Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is replacing Dodgers third baseman Matt Kemp on the NL All-Star roster.
  
Jones had been a candidate to be voted onto the team by fans in baseball's Final Vote campaign. Instead, the 40-year-old Jones is replacing Kemp, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury but plans to participate in the All-Star home run derby.
  
The Braves announced Jones' addition to the NL roster on Tuesday.

The latest addition of Jones to the team gives Cardinals third baseman David Freese a better chance of making the All-Star team from the Final Vote ballot.  He was in second place behind Jones before the announcement.
  
Jones will be making his eighth All-Star appearance in his final season. He has announced plans to retire after the season.
  
Jones is hitting .291 with six homers and 29 RBIs.

 

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