May 22, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Nate Jones (65) delivers a pitch against the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The Red Sox beat the White Sox 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

White Sox’ Nate Jones day-to-day with glute strain


As the first workouts of Spring Training roll along, some players are already experiencing minor injuries.

Scott Merkin, who covers the Chicago White Sox for MLB.com, reports that Nate Jones is day-to-day after suffering a glute strain. Jones has been listed as the primary candidate to assume to 9th-inning closer role after Addison Reed was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Jones, 28, will be entering his third year with the White Sox and has been a reliable reliever over the past two years. In 2012, he posted an 8-0 record with a 2.39 ERA over 71.2 innings. Last year, he had a slightly worse year, going 4-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 78 innings, but did see his K/9 go up from 8.2 to 10.3 and decreased bettered his K/BB ratio from 2.03 to 3.42.

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