Nate Jones RP CWS 2 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 2 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 2 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.

Nate Jones RP CWS 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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.