After dispelling retirement talks just last week when he said he was "kidding around" about quitting the sport, Jones has apparently decided he will be finished as a player no later than the conclusion of the 2012 campaign.
As one of the most prolific switch-hitters of all time, and the Braves' leader in career home runs, Jones has occupied a large portion of the team's payroll for some time now.
It's not clear if Chipper would remain with the organization in some capacity beyond 2012, but his tutelage to young hitters would likely be welcome by Atlanta.
A press conference is surely forthcoming, but has yet to be set.
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