Atlanta Braves

Braves, Chipper Jones agree to contract extension

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Atlanta Braves and Chipper Jones have agreed to a contract extension that will likely mean Jones, 36, remains with the Braves through the end of his career.

The three-year extension runs through the end of the 2012 season. There is an option for 2013.

Financial terms were not announced.

“This contract ensures that Chipper will play his whole career as a Brave, which was a key factor for us, our fans and for Chipper,” Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager Frank Wren said in a press release. “Chipper has been an outstanding performer with our club for a long time and he is still a key part of our team.”