Nate Jones RP CWS 4 weeks ago

Jones (elbow) threw well in his simulated game Friday, but is still not ready to go on a rehab assignment, CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes reports.

He threw his fastball between 96-98 mph and featured a good slider and changeup during the outing Friday in Arizona. Since he is a reliever the eventual rehab assignment may not last long. With David Robertson in place as the team's closer, Jones will not be in line for saves, but he has the stuff to put up impressive strikeout totals in Chicago's bullpen.

Nate Jones RP CWS 1 month ago

Jones (elbow) threw a simulated game Tuesday, and he is scheduled to throw another Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

He continues to progress slowly from last season's Tommy John surgery. He went under the knife in July 2014, so it would be unrealistic to expect him back before the second half of the season.

Nate Jones RP CWS 2 months ago

Jones (elbow) has joined the White Sox in Chicago and will throw a couple side sessions before reporting to Arizona, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Jones will continue to work on the side in Arizona before getting into some extended spring training games. Still just a little over nine months removed from Tommy John surgery, he will be hard-pressed to make it back before the All-Star break, but it's not completely out of the question.

Nate Jones RP CWS 2 months ago

Jones (elbow) could begin throwing bullpen sessions in April and begin a rehab assignment by May, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Jones appears to be progressing well after undergoing Tommy John surgery last July, but a clearer timetable should become available once he starts pitching in a rehab assignment. Regardless, he likely won't be available until some point after the all-star break, but it's encouraging news to see everything going according to plan.

Nate Jones RP CWS 3 months ago

Jones was placed on the 60-day disabled list Friday.

Jones is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, but remains a ways away from returning to the team. The move was made by the White Sox to open up a roster spot for Kyle Drabek, who the team claimed off waivers Friday.

Nate Jones RP CWS 3 months ago

Jones (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes reports.

Jones has been limited to long toss thus far, so Wednesday will mark a significant step in his progression. He's targeting a return around the All-Star break, but that may be a bit optimistic, given that he had Tommy John surgery in August.

Nate Jones RP CWS 4 months ago

Jones (elbow) continues to engage in long toss sessions and could throw a bullpen on flat ground soon, the White Sox's official site reports.

Jones said he feels some normal soreness after throwing, but he otherwise feels good as he attempts to return from Tommy John surgery he had in July. The team has not committed to a firm timeline for his rehab process, but the hope remains he can be back on the active roster sometime around the All-Star break.

Nate Jones RP CWS 4 months ago

Jones (elbow) is throwing from 120 feet, and will throw from 150 feet and in bullpen sessions next, Doug Padilla of ESPN reports.

Jones appears to be progressing well, participating in soft toss on days that he's not throwing off flat ground. He underwent Tommy John surgery last July, so he likely won't return until midseason at the earliest. Even still, Jones believes he is able to throw at about 70 percent and believes his rehab has gone smoothly thus far.

Nate Jones RP CWS 4 months ago

Jones (elbow) will toss from 120 feet the next time he throws, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

Jones has been throwing from 105 feet, most recently Tuesday morning. While he seems to be making good progress, Jones is still just seven months removed from undergoing Tommy John surgery. He's unlikely to pitch before August, if at all during the 2015 season.

Nate Jones RP CWS 4 months ago

Jones (elbow) has been throwing on flat ground from 105 feet without issue, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.While rehabbing from a May back procedure, Jones suffered a torn UCL and was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery in late July. He said Friday that he is feeling good and it appears as though he's inching closer to returning to elevated ground, but there is no set timetable for him to throw a bullpen session. An August return seems like a best-case scenario.