Wed., July 4, 2012 6:44am (EDT)

Chipper Makes All-Star Roster
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
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.)
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.