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Posted: Tuesday July 3, 2012 6:15PM ; Updated: Tuesday July 3, 2012 6:15PM

Chipper Jones named to NL All-Star team

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Chipper Jones
This will be the eighth All-Star Game for Chipper Jones, who is retiring at season's end.
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MLB Team Page

ATLANTA (AP) -- Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is replacing Dodgers third baseman Matt Kemp on the NL All-Star roster.

Jones had been a candidate to be voted onto the team by fans in baseball's Final Vote campaign. Instead, the 40-year-old Jones is replacing Kemp, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury but plans to participate in the All-Star home run derby.

The Braves announced Jones' addition to the NL roster on Tuesday.

Jones will be making his eighth All-Star appearance in his final season. He has announced plans to retire after the season.

Jones is hitting .291 with six homers and 29 RBIs.

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