Chipper Jones could return Tuesday

ATLANTA -- Braves third baseman Chipper Jones says he could play as soon as Tuesday while recovering from a knee problem.

An MRI exam over the weekend showed a small tear in his right knee. Jones had two shots in his knee Sunday and did not play.

Jones was out of Atlanta's lineup for Monday night's game against Houston. He said that if he continues to improve, he'll try to play Tuesday.

Jones had his 2010 season end when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Martin Prado moved from left field to start at third base on Monday night. Right fielder Jason Heyward missed his sixth straight start because of inflammation in his right shoulder. He took batting practice and says he hopes to start Tuesday.