Jones recorded the final out of the White Sox's win Wednesday to earn his second save of the season. 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.
Jones took the loss of the season Sunday after allowing three runs on three hits (and two walks), while recording just one out. 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.
Jones (foot) will be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's game against Houston, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. 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.
Jones left Tuesday's game with a bruised left foot and he is day-to-day. 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.
Jones left Tuesday's game after taking a liner off the foot, CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes reports. Carlos Correa smoked a ball up the middle, and it hit Jones' foot, likely preventing a single. He made the out at first base, but was then replaced by Zach Duke. Look for his status to be updated when the team comments as to the severity of the injury.