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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 7:45am

Chipper Jones To Retire

Updated: 2 years ago.
Jones has spent his entire 18-year career with the Braves, winning the NL MVP award in 1999. (photo courtesy of Bleacher Report)

Braves third baseman Chipper Jones says this will be his final season.

Jones, who turns 40 next month, issued a statement through the team Thursday saying he will retire after the season. He has spent his entire 18-year career with the Braves, winning the NL MVP award in 1999. He has a .304 career average with 454 homers and 1,561 RBIs, but has toyed with the idea of retirement for several years because of a rash of injuries.

The Braves say Jones hopes to remain with the organization in another capacity after his playing career ends.