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Nate Jones | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nate Jones (elbow) is scheduled to make 25 throws from 75, 90 and 105 feet on Tuesday.
Jones, who is currently working his way back from Tommy John surgery, will progress to throwing from 90, 105 and 120 feet next time out. The 28-year-old right-hander will spent most of the year in rehab mode. Feb 24 - 11:40 AM

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Nate Jones (elbow) is currently long-tossing from 105 feet.

Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Jones isn't far off from throwing off a mound. The reliever will miss most, if not all, of the 2015 season while rehabbing.
Feb 20 - 3:48 PM

White Sox and RHP Nate Jones avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $660,000 contract.

It's a modest raise for Jones in his first year of arbitration eligibility after he made just two appearances in 2014 due to injury. The reliever might not contribute at all in 2015, either, after having Tommy John surgery in late July.
Jan 15 - 7:24 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) is expected to begin a throwing program in early January.

Jones underwent Tommy John surgery in late July and probably won't be ready to rejoin the White Sox until sometime next August. The 28-year-old right-hander owns a 3.55 ERA in 149 2/3 career innings of relief.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 11:40:00 AM

White Sox activated RHP Nate Jones from the 60-day disabled list.

Jones missed all of the 2014 season following back and then Tommy John surgery. He's hoping to make it back before the end of the 2015 campaign.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 03:11:00 PM

Nate Jones underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

Jones had been out since the first week of the season because of a lower back injury and apparently tore his UCL while rehabbing. The 28-year-old right-handed reliever will be sidelined for the majority of 2015.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Nate Jones (back) might not return in 2014.

Jones has been out since the first week of the season with a lower back injury. "There's been enough setbacks that I wouldn't expect him to be back this year," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Saturday. The 28-year-old right-hander might have run away with Chicago's ninth-inning job if his health cooperated.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 06:03:00 PM

Nate Jones (back) has been running sprints up to 120 feet and long-tossing at 140-150 feet.

Making his way back from a microdiscectomy, Jones thinks he might return in "late July or August" but admits that it's "a complete guess" on his part. "I feel like we’re getting closer, that’s for sure,’’ Jones said. "But no date has been set. It’s all on how my body reacts."
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 09:05:00 AM

Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Nate Jones (back) has a "long ways to go to get back to full health."

Jones resumed throwing on Monday -- just over a month after undergoing a microdiscectomy -- but isn't close to rejoining the White Sox' bullpen. "At the beginning, it was a little rough,’’ Jones said Tuesday. "I had what I would call bad days when I couldn’t even put on my socks. We’re still taking it day by day. Go out there and do the stretching and tossing, do a little activity and see how it reacts the next day and go from there." Those that have been stashing Jones as a potential closer option can probably go ahead and cut him loose in a redraft league.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 09:27:00 AM

Nate Jones (back) played catch from about 60 feet Monday.

It's the first time he's thrown since he underwent a microdiscectomy in early May. Jones was shut down for five weeks, so it will take him a while to get built back up. Don't count on the reliever rejoining the White Sox' bullpen before the end of the first half.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Nate Jones (back) is not yet ready for baseball activities.

However, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn did say Sunday that Jones is progressing on schedule in his recovery from a microdiscectomy. He was slated to be shut down for a month after the early-May operation, so Jones should begin workouts soon.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 01:39:00 PM

Nate Jones underwent a successful microdiscectomy procedure on Monday.

Jones aggravated a back injury early on this season that he originally suffered in spring training. He'll be re-evaluated in a month. "After a month, it's conceivable we'll ramp up baseball activities and he can return soon thereafter as tolerated by the baseball activities," White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. "At that point, it's more about getting him into pitching shape than dealing with the back. We'll see in a month and come up with a timeframe then."
Mon, May 5, 2014 08:53:00 PM

Nate Jones will have back surgery on Monday.

The White Sox placed Jones on the disabled list April 4 and then transferred him to the 60-day DL on May 3. He's going to be out at least another month. The surgery, for now at least, is not considered season-ending.
Sat, May 3, 2014 04:22:00 PM

White Sox transferred RHP Nate Jones from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Jones certainly hasn't progressed as hope from his back/glute/whatever-the-heck-is-going-on-down-there problem. He still might figure into the White Sox's closer picture later this season, but it definitely won't happen during the month of May.
Sat, May 3, 2014 02:49:00 PM

Nate Jones (back) has yet to resume baseball activities.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura indicated 10 days ago that Jones' back injury is a little worse than the team originally thought, and that's becoming clearer by the day. There's obviously no timetable for the reliever's return.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 09:59:00 PM

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SS1Alexei Ramirez
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3B1Conor Gillaspie
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11Onelki Garcia
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