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Chipper would welcome Griffey Jr. with open arms

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By Joey Donia - bio | email

February 17, 2009

Orlando, FL (WALB) -

All eyes of the Atlanta Braves fans and players are on one of the greatest home run hitters of all time.

Pitchers and catchers holding their final workout Tuesday and everyone is waiting to see if Ken Griffey Jr. will sign with the Braves, or his former team the Seattle Mariners.

Junior lives in Orlando and has stated throughout his career that he would enjoy playing in Atlanta.

Braves 3rd baseman Chipper Jones says adding a future hall of famer to the line up this season would be a tremendous help.

"I would welcome him with open arms. He's still Ken Griffey Junior, he's got some good baseball left in him and he's ready to go. Certainly all the signs point towards this being a good fit for him. He's wanted to play here for a long time and now he gets his opportunity, we'll see if follows through" said Jones.

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