Jones was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday. Jones returned from knee surgery this spring but will have to wait some time to get another opportunity at the big-league level. He still has something to prove in the minors, as he hit a mediocre .274/.32/.417 in 116 games for Sacramento last season.
Jones took batting practice Friday for the first time since September knee surgery, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Jones dislocated his patella after coming to the plate just eight times last season. He appears to be on track to return by Opening Day, though his odds of breaking camp in the big leagues are low.
Jones (kneecap) will undergo season-ending surgery Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. On top of having surgery to repair his dislocated knee, Jones said he's also going to have a procedure done to cleanup tendinitis in his same left knee. The 24-year-old believes he'll be hitting off a tee and fielding grounders by Christmas, which should have him ready to go by the start of spring training.
Bruce Bochy expects Jones (knee) to miss the remainder of the 2018 season, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. Jones dislocated his knee Sunday against Milwaukee, and the Giants aren't optimistic about his availability moving forward. Bochy stated "It's a shame. The kid's getting a chance to play up here and fix his swing, and that happens." Even if Jones is ruled out for the rest of the year, he should have no problem being ready for the beginning of spring training.
Jones was diagnosed with a left knee patella dislocation Sunday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. Jones injured the knee on a swing in the fifth inning of Sunday's contest with the Brewers. It's unclear how long he'll be out of commission due to this, but the early returns certainly aren't great. Consider him day-to-day until further notice.