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Chipper, wife separate after 12 years

Chipper, wife separate after 12 years

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones and his wife, Sharon, have separated after 12 years of marriage. Neither has filed for divorce.

A source familiar with the situation has confirmed this development, which was first reported by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Jones is in the midst of the final season of his legendary career with the Braves. With his wife and children in attendance at a news conference in March, he announced that he will retire at the conclusion of this season.

Since marrying in March of 2000, the Jones' have had three sons -- Trey (11), Shea (7) and Tristan (6). The 40-year-old former National League Most Valuable Player Award winner was married once previously.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for
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