Jones, Ankiel won't play for Stars

By Steve Sell
July 26, 2016

WICHITA — The Kansas Stars won’t shine quite as brightly as originally planned.

The Stars, a team made up of former Major League Baseball players who are competing in the upcoming NBC Tournament at Wichita’s Lawrence DuMont Stadium, announced Monday that two expected players won’t be competing.

Former Atlanta Braves superstar Chipper Jones and longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher-turned-outfielder Rick Ankiel will miss the tournament.

According to reports, Jones had a “contractual obligation” while Ankiel tore a ligament in his wrist while playing softball.

Reportedly efforts will be made to replace their spots on the roster.