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Nate Jones | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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White Sox manager Robin Ventura indicated Friday that Nate Jones' back injury is a little worse than the team originally thought.
Ventura offered no timetable for when Jones might be allowed to resume throwing, but it doesn't sound like it will be anytime soon. It's obviously not encouraging news, but those stashing Jones in their DL spot should keep doing so as long as they have room. Apr 18 - 6:01 PM

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Nate Jones (back) is still not ready for baseball activity.

Jones made just one appearance before going on the disabled list with a lower back injury. There's still no timetable for his return to the mound.
Apr 16 - 6:49 PM

Nate Jones (back) has improved in recent days, but still doesn't have a timetable for when he can resume throwing.

The hard-throwing right-hander is dealing with a lower back injury that has been nagging at him since spring training. He still appears to be a few weeks away from rejoining the White Sox bullpen.
Apr 12 - 11:40 AM

The White Sox clarified Thursday that Nate Jones is dealing with a lower back injury.

It was diagnosed as a glute injury in spring training and then as a hip injury when he went on the DL, but evidently the pain is more in Jones' lower back. "The glute was probably radiating from the back issue,’’ GM Rick Hahn said. "He feels much better, which is good. We’re going to hopefully have a few more days of him continuing to feel better before we start including baseball activity in his rehab. He’s quiet right now, but the arrow seems to be pointing up.’’
Apr 11 - 9:16 AM

Nate Jones (hip) received an epidural after undergoing an MRI.

Jones was placed on the disabled list last week with a nagging muscle strain in his left hip. He's feeling better, but is unlikely to return when he's first eligible later this month.
Apr 10 - 5:28 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Sunday that Nate Jones (hip) is likely to be out longer than 15 days.

Jones has dealt with a hip/glute issue since the beginning of spring training and has never fully recovered, so the club will take it slowly with him. It's been a rough beginning to the season for Jones, as he opened the year as a setup man instead of the closer as expected and now is out until at least late April.
Apr 6 - 1:12 PM

White Sox placed RHP Nate Jones on the 15-day disabled list with a hip muscle strain.

The hip began bothering Jones at the beginning of spring training, and he aggravated the ailment during an appearance Thursday. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined, but obviously he can't pitch his way into the closer role if he's on the DL. Matt Lindstrom will continue to work the ninth inning for the White Sox for now.
Apr 4 - 12:07 PM

Nate Jones aggravated his left glute injury on Thursday.

Jones dealt with the ailment for the first few weeks of spring training. It at least partly explains Jones' struggles against the Twins Thursday, as he walked both of the batters he faced before being pulled. The reliever will be re-evaluated Friday before the White Sox determine how long he might be out.
Apr 3 - 6:44 PM

Nate Jones walked both batters he faced Thursday and was charged with two runs against the Twins.

Since he was surprisingly bypassed in the closer's role, Jones has faced five batters in two games and retired none of them. He's been charged with four runs. We still believe in Jones, but he might get a little breather in Triple-A if he doesn't bounce back next time out.
Apr 3 - 6:19 PM

Nate Jones failed to retire any of the three Twins he faced on Wednesday and was charged with two runs.

Jones was disappointed not to be named the White Sox closer, and his opening outing certainly won't help his case for claiming the job anytime soon. He walked Josh Willingham and then gave up a double to Jason Kubel and a single to Trevor Plouffe before being pulled today.
Apr 2 - 6:44 PM

Nate Jones will open the season in a setup role.

Jones pitched well enough this spring to earn ninth-inning duties, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura decided to name Matt Lindstrom as the team's closer on Monday. Jones is still worth stashing in deep fantasy leagues because he's ultimately the better reliever.
Mar 31 - 1:10 PM

Nate Jones (glute) made his Cactus League debut on Saturday, tossing a scoreless inning against the Diamondbacks.

Jones allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one. He suffered a gluteal strain early in camp and was brought along slowly in an effort to avoid further injury. The 28-year-old hurler is the favorite to begin the season as the White Sox closer and would obviously have significant value in all mixed leagues if named to that role.
Mar 8 - 9:57 PM

Nate Jones (glute) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.

Jones has been taking it easy in White Sox camp this spring due to a gluteal strain that he suffered in mid-February. He should be a full-go by the start of the 2014 regular season and remains the heavy favorite to take over as Chicago's new closer. Addison Reed was traded this winter to the Diamondbacks.
Mar 6 - 12:24 PM

Nate Jones (glute) threw 40 pitches off a mound Wednesday and felt fine.

Jones has been slowed this spring due to a gluteal strain, but he could be ready to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday. The 28-year-old is the favorite to open the season as Chicago's closer.
Mar 5 - 1:27 PM

Scott Merkin of reports that Nate Jones (glute) could return to Cactus League action as soon as Saturday.

The 28-year-old has been limited since an early season gluteal strain, but threw a successful live batting practice session on Saturday and declated himself "ready to rock and roll". He still has plenty of time to claim the White Sox closer's job before the start of the regular season.
Mar 2 - 7:56 PM

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3B1Conor Gillaspie
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LF1Alejandro De Aza
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Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Erik Johnson
5Felipe Paulino
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Relief Pitcher
R1Matt Lindstrom
2Nate Jones
3Ronald Belisario
4Scott Downs
5Daniel Webb
6Zach Putnam
7Maikel Cleto
8Jacob Petricka