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Jones (elbow) will toss from 120 feet the next time he throws,'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.

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Jones (elbow) has been throwing on flat ground from 105 feet without issue, Scott Merkin of 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.

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Jones agreed to a one-year, $660,000 contract with the White Sox on Thursday, Scott Merkin of reports.

Jones entered 2014 as one of the top candidates to close out games for the White Sox, but various issues including hip, back and elbow sent him to the disabled list, and he wound up undergoing Tommy John surgery in late July. He will miss a good portion if not all of 2015.

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Nate Jones underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

Jones had been out since the first week of the season because of a lower back injury and apparently tore his UCL while rehabbing. The 28-year-old right-handed reliever will be sidelined for the majority of 2015.

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Nate Jones (back) might not return in 2014.

Jones has been out since the first week of the season with a lower back injury. "There's been enough setbacks that I wouldn't expect him to be back this year," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Saturday. The 28-year-old right-hander might have run away with Chicago's ninth-inning job if his health cooperated.

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Nate Jones (back) has been running sprints up to 120 feet and long-tossing at 140-150 feet.

Making his way back from a microdiscectomy, Jones thinks he might return in "late July or August" but admits that it's "a complete guess" on his part. "I feel like we're getting closer, that's for sure,'' Jones said. "But no date has been set. It's all on how my body reacts."

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Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Nate Jones (back) has a "long ways to go to get back to full health."

Jones resumed throwing on Monday -- just over a month after undergoing a microdiscectomy -- but isn't close to rejoining the White Sox' bullpen. "At the beginning, it was a little rough,'' Jones said Tuesday. "I had what I would call bad days when I couldn't even put on my socks. We're still taking it day by day. Go out there and do the stretching and tossing, do a little activity and see how it reacts the next day and go from there." Those that have been stashing Jones as a potential closer option can probably go ahead and cut him loose in a redraft league.

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Nate Jones (back) played catch from about 60 feet Monday.

It's the first time he's thrown since he underwent a microdiscectomy in early May. Jones was shut down for five weeks, so it will take him a while to get built back up. Don't count on the reliever rejoining the White Sox' bullpen before the end of the first half.

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Nate Jones (back) is not yet ready for baseball activities.

However, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn did say Sunday that Jones is progressing on schedule in his recovery from a microdiscectomy. He was slated to be shut down for a month after the early-May operation, so Jones should begin workouts soon.

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Nate Jones underwent a successful microdiscectomy procedure on Monday.

Jones aggravated a back injury early on this season that he originally suffered in spring training. He'll be re-evaluated in a month. "After a month, it's conceivable we'll ramp up baseball activities and he can return soon thereafter as tolerated by the baseball activities," White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. "At that point, it's more about getting him into pitching shape than dealing with the back. We'll see in a month and come up with a timeframe then."