Jones puts cork in retirement talk

Updated: June 17, 2010, 7:49 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- After seeming on the verge of announcing his retirement, Chipper Jones changed course Thursday and said he won't make a decision until after the season.

The Braves third baseman called the media to his locker before the final game of an interleague series against Tampa Bay, looking to put a halt to the speculation about his future.

"Any more talk of the R-word will be reserved until the end of the season," Jones said. "Somehow the cork got taken out. Well, I'm putting ...

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