The Atlanta Braves on Monday added Hall of Famer Chipper Jones to the club’s major league coaching staff as a major league hitting consultant.
Jones will work in a part-time capacity.
Jones, 48, spent his entire 19-year major league career with Atlanta, and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018. He made his debut in 1993 as a 21-year-old shortstop after the club drafted him first overall three years earlier.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound native of DeLand, Florida, played in 2,499 career games, primarily at third base, and retired in 2012 at the age of 40 as the Braves' Atlanta-era leader in nearly offensive category. An eight-time All-Star and the 1999 National League MVP, Jones finished with a .303 (2,726-for-8,984) career average, 468 home runs and 1,623 RBI, while striking out fewer times than he walked (1,512 walks to 1,409 strikeouts).
Most recently, Jones worked for the club as a special assistant to Baseball Operations, and as a broadcaster with ESPN.