KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves say they have agreed to terms with third baseman Chipper Jones on a three-year contract extension through 2012 with an option for 2013.
The agreement Tuesday virtually guarantees that the 36-year-old Jones will play his entire career in an Atlanta uniform.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
A six-time All-Star, Jones was the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1999. His .310 lifetime batting average ranks second among switch hitters, trailing only Frankie Frisch's .316. He has 408 home runs, trailing only Mickey Mantle (536) and Eddie Murray (504) in homers by a switch hitter.
He is the only switch hitter with at least 300 homers and a .300 career batting average.