Chipper Jones returns from DL for Braves

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones has returned from the 15-day disabled list after convincing the Braves he no longer has discomfort in his right knee.

Jones came off the DL on Monday after going through pregame tests under the supervision of trainer Jeff Porter.

The switch-hitting third baseman says he no longer has pain in the right knee while batting right-hande. He says that was his last hurdle before returning to the lineup.

Jones had arthroscopic surgery on July 9 to repair torn cartilage in the right knee.

The Braves say they will make a corresponding move before Monday night's game against Pittsburgh.