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Nate Jones | Relief Pitcher | #65

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Northern Kentucky
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Nate Jones (elbow) appeared in a simulated game Monday.
Jones has been on the shelf for nearly three weeks with right elbow neuritis. It's not clear whether he'll require a rehab assignment before being activated, but it doesn't look like the veteran reliever is far off from a return. May 22 - 7:09 PM

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White Sox placed RHP Nate Jones on the 10-day disabled list with elbow neuritis.

Jones, who has a history of elbow troubles, is expected to be sidelined for about two weeks. The veteran setup man was sporting a cool 2.31 ERA and 15/1 K/BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings this season out of the White Sox bullpen.
May 4 - 11:28 AM

United States manager Jim Leyland said that Nate Jones will not be available for Wednesday's World Baseball Classic final against Puerto Rico.

Jones threw 19 pitches in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Japan. While he will not be available for Wednesday's championship tilt, Leyland said that all other bullpen hands will be ready to rock 'n' roll as the United States tries to secure its first win in the finals of the spring tournament. The game is set to begin at 9:00 EST.
Mar 22 - 6:16 PM

Nate Jones told reporters Thursday that he is not concerned about his bruised right knee.

Jones took a sharp comebacker off the knee Wednesday in his Cactus League appearance against the Diamondbacks. "Little sore this morning, but stability is good so it’s all good," said the 31-year-old reliever. "Take it easy today, get after it tomorrow." Jones still plans to pitch for Team USA in this month's World Baseball Classic.
Mar 2 - 11:16 AM

Nate Jones left Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks due to a bruised right knee.

Jones was pegged in the right knee by a sharp comebacker in the seventh inning of Wednesday's spring training contest. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward. The 31-year-old right-hander is expected to pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. It remains to be seen whether this injury will sideline him for the tournament.
Mar 1 - 6:22 PM

Nate Jones left Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks after being hit by a comebacker.

Jones was hit in the right knee by a sharp one-hopper and subsequently left the game with a limp. The White Sox should pass along an update as to the exact nature of the injury in the coming hours. This past season, Jones recorded 28 holds in helping to set up for closer David Robinson.
Mar 1 - 5:38 PM

Nate Jones is day-to-day with a bruised foot.

Jones suffered the bruise Tuesday when Carlos Correa hit a screaming liner at the mound. X-rays turned up negative, so the righty reliever shouldn't be out long. Jones, 30, owns an impressive 2.20 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, and 15/4 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings this season out of the White Sox bullpen.
Tue, May 17, 2016 10:30:00 PM

Nate Jones was pulled from an appearance Tuesday after taking a line drive off his foot.

It was a screaming line drive from Carlos Correa. Jones limped off, with Zach Duke taking over to face Evan Gattis. Jones is probably going for X-rays, and the White Sox should have a status update after the game.
Tue, May 17, 2016 10:14:00 PM

Nate Jones struck out both batters he faced Tuesday in a relief appearance versus the Rangers.

Jones has a 0.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts through 7 2/3 innings this spring, and he's allowed just two hits. The right-hander should be an excellent setup man this season for White Sox closer David Robertson.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 06:46:00 PM

White Sox signed RHP Nate Jones to a three-year, $6.75 million contract extension with club options for 2019 and 2020 and a mutual option for 2021.

The buyout for both options is $1.25 million, so Jones is guaranteed at least $8 million. The new deal buys out Jones' final two years of arbitration eligibility and at least one free agent year. Jones looked great in the second half last season after making his way back from Tommy John surgery, posting a 3.32 ERA and 27/6 K/BB ratio over 19 innings while showing his velocity was back in the upper-90s.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 11:50:00 AM

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

Jones has successfully completed his comeback from Tommy John surgery. The reliever allowed just two runs over 9 1/3 innings while on his rehab assignment and is reportedly already throwing in the upper-90s again. The former closer candidate should help the Pale Hose's bullpen down the stretch.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 10:53:00 AM

Nate Jones (elbow) will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday night.

He's just one step away from joining the White Sox bullpen after three mostly-successful rehab outings with High-A Winston-Salem. Jones has been out for all of 2015 and he made just one appearance in 2014. The 29-year-old reliever is now 12 months removed from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Nate Jones (elbow) is close to beginning a rehab assignment.

Jones is reportedly already throwing in the upper-90s again as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery. It will probably be August before he's ready to rejoin the White Sox' bullpen, but he could be an integral relief option for them down the stretch.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) pitched a simulated game Friday in Arizona.

His fastball topped out at 98 mph. Jones is 10 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.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 08:15:00 PM

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
Wed, May 6, 2015 09:01:00 PM

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3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Leury Garcia
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Matt Davidson
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S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Tommy Kahnle
5Michael Ynoa
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Anthony Swarzak
9Chris Beck
10David Holmberg
11Gregory Infante