Chipper Jones to retire at end of the year

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Braves icon Chipper Jones is calling it a career.

One of greatest third baseman in major league history, Jones will retire following the 2012 season, after two decades in an Atlanta uniform. He will have a news conference later today.

In a statement by the team, the Braves and Jones, who turns 40 next month, have expressed interest in his rejoining the organization in a yet-to-be-determined capacity after 2012. Jones has said he’d be interesting in becoming a hitting coach someday, but not managing.

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