Nate Jones
RP CWS
3 weeks ago

Jones will pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports. He's already thrown six bullpen sessions with a couple more scheduled before he arrives at spring training.

EDGE Analysis

Jones led the White Sox with 71 appearances out of the bullpen in first full season since undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery in the summer of 2014. He thrived in a set up role, posting a career-best 2.29 ERA and .892 WHIP while maintaining a high strikeout rate (10.2 K/9). If closer David Robertson is traded -- and speculation about that move has been significant during the offseason -- Jones could be line for additional save opportunities in 2017. The White Sox might also grant opportunities to Zack Burdi, a soon-to-be 22-year-old righty selected in the first round (26th overall) of the 2016 draft, but he's expected to start the season at Triple-A Charlotte.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
7 months ago

Jones has allowed two earned runs over his last 10 outings, both runs coming from solo blasts.

EDGE Analysis

Jones has been awesome coming out of the White Sox bullpen this year. If you take away his rough May, when he posted a 7.27 ERA, the 30-year-old would be sporting a 1.31 ERA to go along with 54 strikeouts and 21 holds over 50 innings this season.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
8 months ago

Jones recorded the final out of the White Sox's win Wednesday to earn his second save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The White Sox entered the ninth with an eight-run lead, but that lead shrank to three by the time Jones entered. Jones has gone nearly a month without surrendering a walk, but he remains firmly behind David Robertson (and Zach Duke?) in the team's closer pecking order.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
9 months ago

Jones took the loss of the season Sunday after allowing three runs on three hits (and two walks), while recording just one out.

EDGE Analysis

He was given the ball to start the eighth inning of a two-run game, and he left with a one-run deficit. The appearance saw him throw a season-high 29 pitches, and it was just his sixth appearance this season in which he did not record a strikeout. His velocity still stuck close to triple digits, and the outing should do nothing to jar him from his eighth inning role.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
9 months ago

Jones (foot) will be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's game against Houston, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones left Tuesday's outing after taking a liner off his left foot and Van Schouwen reports that he's still feeling sore, but he will be able to pitch if called upon Wednesday. He has served as Chicago's primary setup man this season, notching a 2.20 ERA with a dominant .67 WHIP across 16.1 innings of work.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
9 months ago

Jones left Tuesday's game with a bruised left foot and he is day-to-day.

EDGE Analysis

X-rays were negative, but it sounds like Jones could be dealing with discomfort for a few days. He is Chicago's top setup man when healthy, but he could cede those duties to Zach Duke, who replaced him Tuesday, and Matt Albers in the short term.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
9 months ago

Jones left Tuesday's game after taking a liner off the foot, CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carlos Correa smoked a ball up the middle, and it hit Jones' foot, likely preventing a single. He made the out at first base, but was then replaced by Zach Duke. Look for his status to be updated when the team comments as to the severity of the injury.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
10 months ago

Jones allowed two runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning against the Rangers on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Sometimes you just don't have it. Jones, who has been one of the team's best relievers this season, struck out Nomar Mazara in the appearance, but he also allowed a leadoff triple to Rougned Odor and an RBI blooper to Adrian Beltre. The clunker should do nothing to alter the current pecking order in the White Sox's bullpen.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
10 months ago

Jones should serve as the White Sox's closer for the next two days with David Robertson on the bereavement list.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson left the team before Thursday's contest, but there was not a save chance in a blowout loss. Jones could get a look Friday or Saturday, should an opportunity present itself, but Robertson should return by Sunday.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
10 months ago

Jones recorded his first save with two shutout innings Tuesday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Jones was handed the ball with a five-run lead in the eighth inning and brought it home with ease. Jones isn't in position to usurp the closer's role from David Robertson, but he has been excellent in the early going, with a 1.29 ERA and six strikeouts against just one walk in seven innings.