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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 2:44am

Chipper Makes All-Star Roster

Updated: 2 years ago.
The Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones had been a candidate to be voted onto the National League All-Star team by fans in baseball's Final Vote campaign. Instead, the 40-year-old Jones made the roster to replace Matt Kemp, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. (Photo Courtesy of Cristine Maybourne.)

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.

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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