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Nate Jones | Relief Pitcher | #65

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Northern Kentucky
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / CWS
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Nate Jones worked a scoreless ninth for his first save Wednesday in the White Sox’s win over Tampa Bay.
Jones walked a batter and struck out two while throwing just eight of his 15 pitches for strikes. Joakim Soria opened the year as Chicago’s closer but blew a save on April 5 and has only seen one appearance since then. The White Sox probably won’t win many games this year but if you’re pressed for saves, the hard-throwing Jones is certainly worth a look. Apr 11 - 7:14 PM

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White Sox manager Rick Renteria on Friday said he's not ready to name a closer.

The skipper noted that he's been encouraged by the performance of Nate Jones, who has struck out five over three scoreless innings so far this spring after returning from last July's elbow surgery. Joakim Soria -- who allowed four runs without recording an out in his first Cactus League appearance before bouncing back with a scoreless outing -- is also an option. Renteria also added that he won't hesitate to use his best reliever in the eighth inning this season if the situation calls for it. We like Jones to lead the White Sox in saves in 2018 even if he doesn't open the season with the closer job.
Mar 9 - 3:01 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) is expected to make his spring debut on Thursday against the Reds.

It will be the first live action for Jones since he underwent season-sending elbow surgery last July. He appeared in just 11 games for the White Sox last year, but the 32-year-old right-hander has a strong 10.8 K/9 over the past three seasons and could push Joakim Soria for closer duties in 2018 if he's fully healthy.
Feb 28 - 7:32 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) has begun throwing and is expected to be ready by the start of spring training.

Jones appeared in just 11 games in 2017 after undergoing a nerve repositioning procedure that ended his season in July. The 31-year-old right-hander has a strong 10.8 K/9 over the last three years and could battle Joakim Soria for the White Sox closer job in 2018 if his health cooperates.
Jan 10 - 5:26 PM

Nate Jones underwent season-ending surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday.

It was a nerve repositioning procedure, not Tommy John surgery or any other sort of ligament repair, which will hopefully translate to Jones being ready for the start of spring training next February. The 31-year-old right-hander logged just 11 relief appearances for the White Sox in 2017, to the tune of a 2.31 ERA. He's due $3.95 million from Chicago in 2018.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 09:03:00 AM

Nate Jones will be re-evaluated over the All Star break after feeling renewed right elbow soreness during a throwing session Saturday.

Jones has been on the shelf since late April with neuritis in his pitching elbow and can't seem to get over the hump. More should be known about his status in a few days.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 01:49:00 PM

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said the team will continue to "take it slow" with Nate Jones (elbow).

Jones played catch on Friday but it doesn't sound like Renteria is eager to ramp up his activity. "We’re going to continue to take it slow with Jonesy and see what we have to do going into the break," he said. "It might be a good thing just to relax a little bit and continue to get treatments and what have you, and coming out of the break we’ll reevaluate where he’s at." Jones has been out with elbow neuritis since early May. There's no timetable for his return.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 10:26:00 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) threw off flat ground on Thursday.

Jones resumed throwing five days ago. The White Sox have vowed to take things slow with Jones, who has already had a number of setbacks in his recovery from elbow neuritis. There's no timetable for his return.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 06:32:00 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) said he won't resume throwing for another 3-5 days.

Jones visited with a specialist this week after experiencing a return of elbow neuritis while attempting to make it through a round of bullpen sessions. There is no timetable for his return to the White Sox bullpen. It's going to be a while.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) has been shut down from throwing of late after he had a setback.

Jones felt the symptoms of right elbow neuritis return while he was throwing bullpen sessions. He underwent another MRI and it came back clean, so he doesn't have any structural damage. However, Jones is still waiting for clearance to resume throwing and it's probably going to be a while.
Mon, Jun 12, 2017 05:17:00 PM

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Tuesday that Nate Jones (elbow) is being treated with "a lot of patience."

Jones threw a couple of bullpen sessions in late May, but hasn't been back atop a mound since. Renteria said there hasn't been a setback, but there's no clear timetable for the setup man's return to the White Sox active roster at this point. He's been on the disabled list since May 4 with right elbow neuritis.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 05:37:00 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) threw another bullpen session Monday.

Jones threw 25 pitches and mixed in some sliders along the way. The southpaw has been out for nearly a month with left elbow neuritis, but he's getting closer to rejoining Chicago's bullpen. It's unclear if the White Sox want him to go on a rehab assignment first.
Mon, May 29, 2017 11:35:00 AM

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.
Mon, May 22, 2017 07:09:00 PM

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.
Thu, May 4, 2017 11:28:00 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.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 06:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Nick Delmonico
CF1Adam Engel
2Leury Garcia
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Trayce Thompson
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Lucas Giolito
4Reynaldo Lopez
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Carson Fulmer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Nate Jones
2Joakim Soria
3Luis Avilan
4Danny Farquhar
5Aaron Bummer
6Hector Santiago
7Bruce Rondon
8Chris Volstad
9Gregory Infante
10Chris Beck