Braves 3B Chipper Jones left last night's game against the Reds with an apparent injury to his right wrist.

Jones, who spent six weeks on the disabled list with a foot injury earlier this season, got hurt while diving to his left in an attempt to stop Ryan Freel's sharp grounder with two outs in the fourth inning.

Atlanta assistant trainer Jim Lovell was seen looking at Jones's right wrist and hand after the third baseman was rolled over on his back. Jones walked off gently holding the fingertips of his right hand.

Jones already had driven in four runs with three hits, including a solo homer, to help NL East-leading Atlanta during its 12-2 victory. It was his first since July 18, the day he came off the disabled list.

Wilson Betemit replaced Jones.

* NO SHOW: LHP Wilson Alvarez didn't travel with the Dodgers to Washington for their series against the Nationals, and the club isn't sure when or if he'll return.

"Wilson has got a lot on his mind, and he's trying to sort through a lot of difficult things," Manager Jim Tracy said. "He's got to mentally take some time and sort some things out."

Alvarez gave up a go-ahead homer to Jim Edmonds in an 11-inning loss to St. Louis on Sunday, then told reporters he might go on the disabled list, return for the final weeks this year, and then retire.

Tracy and Alvarez had a long talk Sunday, and the manager told his pitcher to take some time and consider his next move. Alvarez, 35, went home to Florida to discuss the situation with his family.

Alvarez is 1-4 with a 5.73 ERA in 18 appearances this season. He missed a total of 67 games during two stints on the disabled list with left shoulder problems, returning most recently July 19.

* HIT PARADE: Julio Santana walked Mike Piazza with the bases loaded, scoring David Wright as New York beat visiting Milwaukee, 9-8, in 11 innings. Mike Cameron had four of the Mets' 18 hits, while Carlos Lee had four hits and four RBI in the Brewers' 17-hit attack.

-- From News Services

Braves third baseman Chipper Jones lies on the ground in pain after diving for a ball hit by Ryan Freel of the Reds.