Chipper Jones (bad back) scratched

Updated: August 11, 2012, 9:40 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Chipper Jones took to Twitter to tell his fans that his bed in a New York hotel has caused his back to tighten up.

He wasn't kidding.

Jones was scratched from the Atlanta Braves' starting lineup Friday night against the New York Mets.

The eight-time All-Star said that his back has gone bad in New York three or four times over his 19-year career. He hopes to play Saturday.

"I very seldom have back problems. It just seems like whenever I'm up here -- and sometimes ...

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