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Nate Jones | Relief Pitcher | #65

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Northern Kentucky
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / CWS
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Nate Jones (arm strain) won't throw again for six days before being reevaluated.
The hope is that the rest will help Jones's pronator muscle strain recover quickly, and that his time on the disabled list will be short. He'll likely have a bullpen session afterwords, and there's a chance that Jones could rejoin the bullpen close to the 10-day minimum disabled list trip requires. Jun 13 - 7:40 PM

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White Sox placed RHP Nate Jones on the 10-day disabled list with a pronator muscle strain in his right arm.

Here we go again. Jones has an ugly history of arm troubles and seems likely to miss a large chunk of time with this particular injury. The 32-year-old right-hander has posted a 4.01 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 27/14 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings this season, tallying four saves and six holds. Joakim Soria is the primary closer for the White Sox right now, though he could be traded ahead of the July 31 deadline.
Jun 13 - 3:20 PM

Nate Jones locked down his fourth save of the season on Tuesday, striking out a pair while protecting a one-run lead in a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles.

Jones made things interesting in this one, allowing a leadoff walk to Chris Davis and a one-out single to Mark Trumbo, but Jones stepped up and got Jace Peterson on a line drive and Chance Sisco on strikes to end the proceedings. He looks to be the best bet for save chances in the White Sox' bullpen at the moment and should be owned and started in nearly all mixed leagues at this point.
May 22 - 11:38 PM

Nate Jones retired the only two batters he faced Saturday against the Rangers to pick up his third save of the season.

Bruce Rondon and Jace Fry pitched ahead of him, with the struggling Joakim Soria nowhere to be found. Jones also notched a save on Thursday and looks to be manager Rick Renteria's preferred closer at the moment, although it's still possible the skipper will do some mixing and matching.
May 20 - 11:04 AM

Nate Jones fell apart on Wednesday, allowing four hits and four runs in the ninth inning as the Pirates came from behind to hand the White Sox their fifth straight loss.

Spotted a three-run lead in the ninth, Jones melted down in breathtaking fashion, surrendering consecutive singles to begin the frame before serving up a one-out double to Elias Diaz. That scored two runs and Colin Moran plated two more in the next at-bat by depositing a home run to deep right-center. Wednesday’s implosion raised Jones’ ERA from 2.03 to 4.40. The Pale Hose have dropped nine of their last 10 and now own the AL’s second-worst record at 9-25.
May 9 - 5:46 PM

Nate Jones worked a scoreless ninth for his first save Wednesday in the White Sox’s win over Tampa Bay.

Jones walked a batter and struck out two while throwing just eight of his 15 pitches for strikes. Joakim Soria opened the year as Chicago’s closer but blew a save on April 5 and has only seen one appearance since then. The White Sox probably won’t win many games this year but if you’re pressed for saves, the hard-throwing Jones is certainly worth a look.
Apr 11 - 7:14 PM

White Sox manager Rick Renteria on Friday said he's not ready to name a closer.

The skipper noted that he's been encouraged by the performance of Nate Jones, who has struck out five over three scoreless innings so far this spring after returning from last July's elbow surgery. Joakim Soria -- who allowed four runs without recording an out in his first Cactus League appearance before bouncing back with a scoreless outing -- is also an option. Renteria also added that he won't hesitate to use his best reliever in the eighth inning this season if the situation calls for it. We like Jones to lead the White Sox in saves in 2018 even if he doesn't open the season with the closer job.
Mar 9 - 3:01 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) is expected to make his spring debut on Thursday against the Reds.

It will be the first live action for Jones since he underwent season-sending elbow surgery last July. He appeared in just 11 games for the White Sox last year, but the 32-year-old right-hander has a strong 10.8 K/9 over the past three seasons and could push Joakim Soria for closer duties in 2018 if he's fully healthy.
Feb 28 - 7:32 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) has begun throwing and is expected to be ready by the start of spring training.

Jones appeared in just 11 games in 2017 after undergoing a nerve repositioning procedure that ended his season in July. The 31-year-old right-hander has a strong 10.8 K/9 over the last three years and could battle Joakim Soria for the White Sox closer job in 2018 if his health cooperates.
Jan 10 - 5:26 PM

Nate Jones underwent season-ending surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday.

It was a nerve repositioning procedure, not Tommy John surgery or any other sort of ligament repair, which will hopefully translate to Jones being ready for the start of spring training next February. The 31-year-old right-hander logged just 11 relief appearances for the White Sox in 2017, to the tune of a 2.31 ERA. He's due $3.95 million from Chicago in 2018.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 09:03:00 AM

Nate Jones will be re-evaluated over the All Star break after feeling renewed right elbow soreness during a throwing session Saturday.

Jones has been on the shelf since late April with neuritis in his pitching elbow and can't seem to get over the hump. More should be known about his status in a few days.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 01:49:00 PM

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said the team will continue to "take it slow" with Nate Jones (elbow).

Jones played catch on Friday but it doesn't sound like Renteria is eager to ramp up his activity. "We’re going to continue to take it slow with Jonesy and see what we have to do going into the break," he said. "It might be a good thing just to relax a little bit and continue to get treatments and what have you, and coming out of the break we’ll reevaluate where he’s at." Jones has been out with elbow neuritis since early May. There's no timetable for his return.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 10:26:00 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) threw off flat ground on Thursday.

Jones resumed throwing five days ago. The White Sox have vowed to take things slow with Jones, who has already had a number of setbacks in his recovery from elbow neuritis. There's no timetable for his return.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 06:32:00 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) said he won't resume throwing for another 3-5 days.

Jones visited with a specialist this week after experiencing a return of elbow neuritis while attempting to make it through a round of bullpen sessions. There is no timetable for his return to the White Sox bullpen. It's going to be a while.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) has been shut down from throwing of late after he had a setback.

Jones felt the symptoms of right elbow neuritis return while he was throwing bullpen sessions. He underwent another MRI and it came back clean, so he doesn't have any structural damage. However, Jones is still waiting for clearance to resume throwing and it's probably going to be a while.
Mon, Jun 12, 2017 05:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Jose Rondon
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Nick Delmonico
CF1Adam Engel
2Leury Garcia
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Trayce Thompson
3Daniel Palka
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Lucas Giolito
4Reynaldo Lopez
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Nate Jones
3Luis Avilan
4Danny Farquhar
5Bruce Rondon
6Jace Fry
7Hector Santiago
8Chris Volstad
9Xavier Cedeno
10Juan Minaya