The Chicago White Sox management on Friday has signed 29 year old right handed relief pitcher Nate Jones to a three year, $6.75 million dollar contract extension.
Jones has pitched as a relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox since he made his debut in the Major Leagues in 2012.
Jones only pitched in two games during the 2014 Major League Baseball season since he had Tommy John surgery to repair an injury to his right elbow.
Jones started the 2015 baseball season pitching for the Winston-Salem Dash which is the Chicago White Sox Class A minor league team in a rehabilitation assignment.
Jones was promoted to pitch for the Charlotte Knights on June 20, 2015. The Knights are the Class AAA minor league team of the Chicago White Sox.
Jones was called up by the Chicago White Sox to pitch for their team as their relief pitcher on August 5, 2015. Jones pitched in 19 games for the White Sox during the 2015 Major League Baseball season ending with a record of two wins and two losses with an earned run average of 3.32.
The White Sox management rewarded Jones with a three year contract extension on Friday. Jones will be working as a set up relief pitcher for the White Sox during the 2016 Major League Baseball season since former New York Yankees closer David Robertson is the current closer for the White Sox in the 2016 Major League Baseball season.
The White Sox finished the 2015 Major League Baseball season in fourth place in the American League Central Division with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses which placed them 19 games behind the Kansas City Royals who won the American League Central Division title for the first time in the history of their franchise.
Jones if he able to stay healthy for the 2016 Major League Baseball season will able to increase the chances of the White Sox to contend for a playoff run in 2016.
The White Sox have not made the American League playoffs since the 2008 Major League Baseball season when they won the American League Central Division title.