OUTNate Jones
RP CWS
4 months ago

Jones underwent nerve repositioning surgery on his right elbow Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the season, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones' ligament was intact, so that's the good news of this unfortunate development. The right-hander posted a 2.31 ERA in 11.2 innings, complemented by 15 strikeouts. He lost most of the year to this recovery and, in turn, the main setup job to Tommy Kahnle. Jones will look to position himself near the back of this or another bullpen in 2018, perhaps working his way toward save chances.

OUTNate Jones
RP CWS
4 months ago

Jones (elbow) felt discomfort after throwing Friday and will be examined by a doctor over the All-Star break, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

In an earlier report, manager Rick Renteria only mentioned they were going to slow down Jones' activity over the All-Star break, but now we're learning there was some discomfort. It is the second time since Jones landed on the disabled list May 1 that he's had to be slowed down after initiating a throwing program.

OUTNate Jones
RP CWS
4 months ago

Jones (elbow) played catch Friday but remains on a cautious rehabilitation schedule, according to manager Rick Renteria, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports. "We're going to continue to take it slow with Jonesy and see what we have to do going into the break," Renteria said.

EDGE Analysis

Jones is with the team on its current road trip, which was an encouraging sign, but will slow down his activity over the All-Star break. Presumed to be next in line for saves after closer David Robertson, Jones' immediate future with the White Sox is less clear.

OUTNate Jones
RP CWS
5 months ago

Jones (elbow) joined the White Sox on the team's current road trip, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Seeing Jones travel with the White Sox for the first time in three road trips is an encouraging sign, but the right-hander hasn't thrown off a mound in more than a month. If healthy, Jones could emerge as the closer when the White Sox, as expected, trade closer David Robertson later this month.

OUTNate Jones
RP CWS
5 months ago

Jones (elbow) has been given clearance to begin throwing, Paul Skrbina of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones has been sidelined since late April with inflammation in his right elbow. He began throwing immediately after getting clearance, and manager Rick Renteria reported he felt good. There isn't a timetable established for Jones' return to the White Sox. All the usual boxes need to be checked: playing catch without pain, throw off a mound, face live hitters, then a rehabilitation assignment.

OUTNate Jones
RP CWS
5 months ago

Jones (elbow) was instructed to rest for 3-to-5 days by a doctor Monday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

It seems like Jones has avoided a major setback in his rehab process. He'll likely need to be re-evaluated following the resting period with the hope of returning to his throwing program in a week or so.

OUTNate Jones
RP CWS
5 months ago

Jones (elbow) had a recurrence of neuritis symptoms, but MRI results came back clean, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

This appears to be the cause of his shutdown earlier in the month, although there doesn't appear to be any structural issue with Jones' elbow at this time. He's expected to visit a doctor Monday night with the hope of being cleared to throw once again, so he very well could resume his rehab program in the next few days.

OUTNate Jones
RP CWS
5 months ago

Jones (elbow) received a round of treatment last week and has not thrown in about a week, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

The White Sox claim there has not been a setback, and that they are just being patient with Jones, but considering he was throwing bullpen sessions every couple days at the end of May, it is safe to say that there was at least a minor setback. He is without a timetable to resume throwing.

OUTNate Jones
RP CWS
6 months ago

Jones (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones tossed his second bullpen session in the span of four days, this time mixing in sliders. With another 25 pitches under his belt, the reliever could be on his way to a rehab assignment in the near future.

OUTNate Jones
RP CWS
6 months ago

Jones (elbow) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Friday, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones ramped up his throwing activities last weekend, but it seems like he still has a couple more days before he returns from the disabled list. Given how much he's already thrown, it's not out of the question for the reliever to return to the fold within the next week.