7:03pm: According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, the Braves are hoping to lock Jones up "until he has reached a stage in his career when he could be contemplating retirement." That could mean several years. As Chipper said Wednesday,
"I think I’m going to be as productive at 40 as I am now. You’re not going to be as spry in the legs as you were when you were 25, but you can still be productive."
3:17pm: David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution fills us in on a possible Chipper Jones extension:
Chipper and the Braves have made some progress toward a multi-year extension. He said a deal isn’t imminent, still work to be done, but he sounded encouraged by the talks they’ve had so far.
Jones, 37 in April, is eligible for free agency after the season.