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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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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. Jul 30 - 4:36 PM

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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.
Jul 26 - 6:03 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."
Jun 20 - 9:05 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.
Jun 11 - 9:27 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.
Jun 9 - 6:09 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.
Jun 1 - 1:39 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."
May 5 - 8:53 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.
May 3 - 4:22 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.
May 3 - 2:49 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.
Apr 28 - 9:59 PM

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

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

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