|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||75.00||2.00||3.00||37.00||3.24||1.17||87.00||27.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - 60-day DL. Out for season|
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|Last 10 Games|
|Nate Jones aiming for July 2015 |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/26/14) White Sox reliever Nate Jones is hoping to return next July, according to ESPN.
Jones missed the early part of the year with a back injury, and blew out his arm while rehabbing. It was announced in late July that he would undergo Tommy John surgery. "I’m going to set a date of the year mark (from surgery)," Jones said. "It’s always good to have a goal, so I’m going to work toward that goal and see what happens."
|Nate Jones done for year after having Tommy John surgery |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/30/14) White Sox reliever Nate Jones was originally sidelined because of a back injury. He will now miss the rest of the season and much longer after undergoing Tommy John surgery Tuesday, the team announced Wednesday.
Jones suffered a torn UCL while he was ramping up activity in his recovery from his back injury. The elbow surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews.
|White Sox may not get Nate Jones back this year |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/26/14) White Sox manager Robin Ventura told reporters that he wouldn't be surprised if reliever Nate Jones doesn't pitch this season, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Jones is attempting to return from back surgery, and was targeting an early August return, though the setbacks may keep him out all season.
"There's been enough setbacks that I wouldn't expect him to be back this year," Ventura said.
|Nate Jones hopes to pitch again this season |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/14) White Sox reliever Nate Jones remains confident in pitching again this season, according to MLB.com. Jones is still aiming for a late-July or early-August return from back surgery.
"Absolutely. There's no thought that comes across my mind that it would have to wait until Spring Training or anything like that," Jones said. "I have confidence that it's going to be this year for sure."
|Nate Jones moving forward in rehab |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(6/19/14) White Sox reliever Nate Jones is probably still more than a month away, but he continues to increase his workload as he recovers from back surgery.
Jones was with the team in Minneapolis Thursday according to MLB.com, and will travel with the team on it's 11-game road trip a she continues to rehab. He has been able to move up to 120-foot sprints and is also long tossing from up to 150 feet at times, with some light mound work mixed in as well.
"It's all fastballs," Jones said. "But it's going well."
If Jones continues making progress without any setbacks, the team will begin plotting a more specific course for his return. Jones is still aiming for a late-July or early-August return.
|With a 4.15 ERA in his second season in the White Sox's bullpen, Nate Jones was pretty much an afterthought in Fantasy, but he will enter 2014 with a considerably higher profile. Given the departure of Addison Reed to Arizona via trade, Jones figures to be a leading candidate to take over the closer's role. Jones' fastball velocity hovers in the upper 90s with occasional forays into triple digits, and he ranked eighth (just behind Craig Kimbrel and Ernesto Frieri) among relievers in strikeouts with 89. Often used in a setup role, Jones notched 16 holds, so even if he isn't anointed the closer, he will have value in leagues that reward holds. More likely, the 28-year-old will have appeal in standard mixed leagues, given his potential for saves and a lower ERA. Many of your options for a second reliever in those formats may have a clearer path to saves but much less upside than Jones, so he's worth a flier as a No. 2 reliever.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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