Nate Jones
RP CWS
17 hours ago

Jones struck out two in a perfect inning of relief Sunday against San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

Jones had been away with Team USA competing in the World Baseball Classic. It was like the regular season with Jones pitching followed by closer David Robertson. Jones will be setting up Robertson this season and could sneak in a few save opportunities as a result. If, more likely when, the White Sox trade Robertson, Jones could be in line for additional save chances.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
3 weeks ago

Jones made his first appearance in a game Saturday since he injured his knee earlier in the week. He walked one batter in a scoreless inning.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday's appearance was Jones' final one before he departs camp to participate in the World Baseball Classic for Team USA.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
4 weeks ago

Jones (knee) said he thinks he should return to normal game action and work on Friday after taking a groundball off his knee during Wednesday's spring game, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. Jones also said he plans to play in the World Baseball Classic.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander should be good to go after that bump, and he's been a hot topic for fantasy speculation this spring. The rebuilding White Sox may trade closer David Robertson, and the top setup man would be a logical choice to close upon his departure. Picking Jones would be more comfortable if he can rebound quickly from being hit with that grounder, which looks likely.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
4 weeks ago

Jones left Wednesday's exhibition game with a knee contusion after taking a comebacker off his right leg, the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports.

EDGE Analysis

He left the field with a limp, and it's possible that X-rays will reveal a more significant injury. Jones is a trendy setup man to draft toward the end of drafts, as he or David Robertson could be dealt by the rebuilding White Sox, which could open up an opportunity for the former to get saves. Even if he is only pitching in the eighth inning, Jones is a good source of ratios and strikeouts. His status should be updated once the results of tests on his knee are made public.

Nate Jones
RP CWS
2 months 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 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.