Nate Jones RP CWS 1 day ago

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

Competitive 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 2 weeks ago

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

Competitive 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.

Nate Jones RP CWS 1 month ago

Jones has yet to allow a run in seven Cactus League appearances.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Meanwhile, he has 10 strikeouts (to just one walk) in his seven frames. Jones looks ready to go as the team's top setup guy, and he could be in line for some saves should anything happen to David Robertson.

Nate Jones RP CWS 2 months ago

Jones, who missed much of 2015 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, has been throwing at full speed at the start of White Sox's spring training, the Daily Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones was once on a path to the White Sox's closer role, but his Tommy John surgery and David Robertson's arrival waylayed those plans. However, his triple-digit fastball is back and he should be back in the mix for late-inning work at the open of the 2016 season.

Nate Jones RP CWS 4 months ago

Jones agreed to a three-year, $8 million contract with the White Sox on Friday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones only made 19 appearances in 2015 after recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he was effective when he was on the mound. He worked a 3.32 ERA with 27 strikeouts and just six walks last season and should be a mid-to-late innings option out of Chicago's bullpen in 2016.

Nate Jones RP CWS 7 months ago

Jones (2-2) earned a win Saturday, striking out the only hitter he faced in a 4-3 win over the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones required just four pitches to strike out Ian Kinsler, becoming the team's pitcher of record when Leury Garcia hit a walk-off single in the bottom half of the frame. The 29-year-old has posted a tidy 0.95 WHIP in 19 innings since returning from Tommy John surgery. Assuming he stays healthy, Jones will be in the mix for high-leverage situations next season.

Nate Jones RP CWS 9 months ago

Chicago White Sox pitcher Nate Jones will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Charlotte while recovering from an elbow injury, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Jones has progressed in his rehab, allowing one run over four appearances at High-A Winston Salem, and he could be ready to return as soon as late-July, as manager Robin Ventura said he was hitting 96-98 miles per hour on the radar gun before beginning his rehab. “Velocity-wise he could probably go pitch right now but just the feel of it, throwing strikes, slider, off-speed stuff, not quite the feel you’d like him to have to be able to pitch for us,” Ventura told CSNChicago.com. “But coming out of his hand, he’s excited, it’s fun to see him go out there and throw like that.” Jones will likely be used as a middle reliever upon his return.

Nate Jones RP CWS 10 months ago

White Sox manager Robin Ventura suggested that Jones (elbow) is almost ready to start a rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.

Jones has been throwing simulated games since early June, and his velocity is reportedly back up to strength, less than a full year after he had Tommy John surgery. He still figures to require a lengthy rehab assignment, so he probably won't be an option for the big-league bullpen until August. If the White Sox trade David Robertson, it's possible Jones could be in the mix for saves late in the season.

Nate Jones RP CWS 11 months 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 11 months 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.