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ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves placed Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a bruised left and recalled catcher J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Gwinnett. Jones, who plans to retire after the season, is hitting .307 with five homers and 24 RBIs. The DL move was retroactive to Thursday. The loss of Jones could be a key blow to the Braves hopes of remaining close in the NL East. The Braves are 19-5 when Jones starts and 7-16 in games he doesnt, including five straight losses before Saturdays game. "If he misses six or seven in a row, were in trouble," manager Fredi Gonzalez said before learning Jones went on the disabled list. Boscan, ,was hitting .192 with two homers at Gwinnett, started Saturday against the Washington Nationals. The 40-year-old Jones missed seven straight starts before landing on the disabled list. He had a ground ball hit his leg on May 18 in Tampa Bay. His only appearance in a game since was a walk as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday night. Jones had the hematoma drained by Dr. Marvin Royster on Saturday morning. Juan Francisco started at third base against Washingtons Stephen Strasburg after moving left fielder Martin Prado to third on Friday night. Gonzalez said he will decide if Francisco or Prado will be the primary third baseman the next two weeks. If Prado plays third, there would be an opening for Matt Diaz and Eric Hinske to play left field. "Im not going to go back and forth," Gonzalez said of his options at third base, adding "Francisco can make that decision" with a good game. The Braves have a pressing need at catcher after backup David Ross left Friday nights game with a right groin strain. Brian McCann took over for Ross in the second inning after missing the previous three games with an illness. Gonzalez said McCann "really struggled" to make it through the final innings of Friday nights game. Gonzalez said he even asked home plate umpire Doug Eddings to keep an eye on McCann and alert the Braves dugout "if he looks faint." Outfielder Matt Diaz is the teams emergency catcher. [url=http://www.ray-bansunglassesoutlets.com/]Ray Ban Outlet[/url] . Watch the game live on TSN and TSN Mobile TV at 7pm et/4pm pt with Raptors Game Day pre-game coverage starting on TSN2 at 6:30pm et/3:30pm pt. [url=http://www.ray-bansunglassesoutlets.com/]Ray Ban Sunglasses Outlet[/url] . May each of you have a wonderful Holiday Season. Lets chat some hoops. [url=http://www.ray-bansunglassesoutlets.com/]http://www.ray-bansunglassesoutlets.com/[/url] . -- Steven Stamkos will not play for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics after tests revealed Wednesday that his broken right leg is not completely healed. [url=http://www.ray-bansunglassesoutlets.com/]Cheap Ray Ban[/url] .C. - Stewart-Haas Racing does not know how many races Tony Stewart will miss with a broken right leg he sustained in a sprint car race in Iowa. [url=http://www.ray-bansunglassesoutlets.com/]Ray Ban Outlet Store[/url] . 1. NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND: Yes, I know there was next to no defence played last night in the All-Star Game, but I thoroughly enjoyed the amazing skill and athleticism on display from the best of the best. The bottom line is that its a celebration of the sport and our stars and, as long as no one gets hurt and the fans have fun, thats the key.Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara has been named flag bearer for Slovakia at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. Bruins head coach Claude Julien said Chara could miss the teams two final games before the Olymmpic break as he travels to Russia.dddddddddddd The Bruins captain has nine goals and 19 points with a plus- 5 rating this season. Chara has appeared in two previous Olympic Games, playing for the Slovakia in 2006 and 2010. ' ' '