The Rangers acquired Jones (forearm) from the White Sox on Wednesday in addition to international slot compensation and cash considerations. In exchange, Texas will send minor-league pitchers Joe Jarneski and Ray Castro to Chicago. Jones is on the mend from surgery to address a right forearm strain and has been ruled out for the rest of the 2019 season, so the Rangers likely only agreed to take him on in order to receive the compensation package. The righty's contract contains a modest $3.75 million club option for 2020, but his troubling injury history could prompt the Rangers to view him as a sunk cost and buy him out for $1.25 million.
Jones (forearm) underwent season-ending surgery Monday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Jones was diagnosed with a tear in his flexor mass. While the right-hander is expected to miss the remainder of the season, it remains to be seen exactly how long he'll remain sidelined.
The White Sox transferred Jones (forearm) to the 60-day injured list Monday. Jones was placed on the 10-day injured list April 28 after being diagnosed with right elbow inflammation, but Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times relays that the 33-year-old's injury has since been reclassified as a flexor pronator strain of his forearm. The more significant injury will be accompanied by a longer recovery timeline, as Jones' move to the 60-day IL will leave him unavailable through at least late June. Outfielder Charlie Tilson will assume Jones' spot on the 40-man roster.
Jones (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday. Jones is battling right elbow inflammation and heads to the injured list as a result. He's pitched 10.1 innings this season, recording a 3.48 ERA and 1.65 WHIP to go along with 10 strikeouts.
Jones (0-1) allowed one run on two hits and two walks in one inning in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Royals. Jones had turned around a rocky start by throwing six straight scoreless appearances before giving up a 10th-inning homer to Hunter Dozier. The right-handed reliever had posted a save and two holds over his last three appearances.