Chipper Jones to miss start of farewell season

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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will miss the start of his farewell season.

Two days after Jones announced he will retire after this season, Braves general manager Frank Wren said Saturday that Jones will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair torn meniscus in his left knee.

The procedure will be performed Monday. The 39-year-old Jones will open the season on the disabled list, but the team expects him to miss only the first six games. Wren said Jones should return in time for the April 13 home opener.

Martin Prado, normally the team's starting left fielder, will move to the infield until Jones returns. Wren said he's not looking to make a trade for help at third base or in the outfield.