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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) pitched a simulated game Friday in Arizona.
His fastball topped out at 98 mph. Jones is 100 months removed from Tommy John surgery and could make his return before the All-Star break. The 29-year-old will serve in a setup role when he is activated. The ninth inning still belongs to David Robertson. Jun 6 - 8:15 PM
Source: CSN Chicago

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Nate Jones (elbow) is continuing to progress in his return from last year's Tommy John surgery.

"Knock on wood, I’m coming along pretty strongly and hopefully the rest of the rehab goes just as well," Jones said on Wednesday. "I don’t know what the schedule is mapped out, but I know throw a side here Friday and that’s as far as I know. I know it’s going to change a little bit once I go home to start throwing more breaking balls and stuff like that, which I just started Monday off the mound." Jones is eligible to come off the disabled list on June 4, but the White Sox have been eyeing the All-Star break as a more realistic date. He's still got plenty of hurdles to clear before being activated.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 6 - 9:01 PM

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Monday that Nate Jones (elbow) could begin a rehab assignment sometime in May.

That would put him on pace to return likely sometime in June, which is a pretty quick recovery considering he had Tommy John surgery last July. Jones obviously is no longer in the mix for saves as he was last season, but he could be a nice mid-season addition to the White Sox' bullpen if he regains his pre-surgery form.
Apr 20 - 6:27 PM

White Sox placed RHP Nate Jones on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Kyle Drabek. Jones will miss most, if not all, of the 2015 season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
Mar 27 - 4:27 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

It will be the first time he's thrown off a mound since last July's Tommy John surgery. Jones will miss most, if not all, of the 2015 season while rehabbing.
Mar 27 - 12:08 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) will finish out his long-toss progression on Monday in White Sox camp.

The next big step will be mound work. Jones underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July and probably won't be an option for the White Sox bullpen until sometime in August. The righty is making $600,000 this season in his first year of arbitration.
Mar 16 - 9:19 AM

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

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

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