Atlanta Braves Jurrjens, Ross, Chavez set to shop with fans Wednesday


With a strained hamstring placing him on the 15-day DL, Braves fans haven’t scored much face time with pitcher Jair Jurrjens recently.

But if you breeze by the Cumberland Parkway Publix on Wednesday afternoon from noon to 1:30 p.m., the 24-year-old right hander might bag and carry your groceries out to the car for you.

As long as you aren’t buying 50-pound bags of dog food.

Jurrens, along with teammates David Ross and Jesse Chavez will all be at the store as part of the club’s second “Shop With the Braves” event of the season to say thanks to fans.

In addition to bagging groceries, the Braves will also be helping out in the deli department, handing out food samples and signing autographs.

In coming weeks, additional “Shop With the Braves” in-store events are scheduled for June 18 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Carmia Drive Publix in Atlanta and July 16 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Toco Hills Publix.

Wednesday’s event will take place at the Cumberland Parkway Publix at Paces Ferry Center at 2451 Cumberland Parkway in Atlanta.

Alas, Chipper Jones is not slated to appear at the event.

That’s probably for the best.

Intel fears if Jones were to reach for a can of Le Sueur peas without warming up adequately, the creaky slugger could be benched until Labor Day. . .