Jones was scratched from the lineup of Friday night's game against the Cardinals with a sore right oblique muscle. Two of the three trips he made to the disabled list last year were caused by a strained left oblique muscle.
As he was leaving Disney's Wide World of Sports complex just after the start of the game, Jones told a Braves official that the right oblique muscle "bit" him during batting practice.
Jones, who is batting .280 (7-for-25) in Grapefruit League play, hasn't played more than 110 games either of the past two seasons.
Fortunately, Jones' troublesome feet haven't yet proven to be a problem this spring. He left Monday's game against the Cardinals after turning his left ankle while coming out of the batter's box during a first-inning at-bat.
When Jones returned to the lineup on Tuesday night against the Astros, he indicated that he needed to get some at-bats. The 34-year-old third baseman hit his first homer of the spring during Thursday night's loss to the Yankees.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less