Chipper Jones, the Atlanta Braves’ last link with their 1995 World Series champion team, will retire after the 2012 season, media reports say.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the former National League MVP will hold a news conference later Thursday.
Jones has a .304 career batting average and 454 home runs, the latter a National League record for switch-hitters. However, he has been slowed by injuries in recent years. Only once since 2004 has he played in more than 140 games.
Jones will turn 40 in April.