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 relieve 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.
Jones (kneecap) will undergo season-ending surgery within the next few days, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
After dislocating his knee Sunday in Milwaukee on a swing, Jones will require left knee surgery to repair the issue. The exact timetable for his return hasn't been given, although it seems likely that he'll be good to go for 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.
Jones departed during his fifth-inning at-bat Sunday against the Brewers with an apparent left knee injury, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Jones tumbled to the ground in pain after his knee appeared to buckle when he swung the bat. He checked out of the contest immediately, with Brandon Belt coming on to draw a pinch-hit walk. The Giants should offer clarity regarding the nature and extent of Jones' setback after the contest.
Jones hit a pinch-hit two-run homer against the Brewers on Saturday.
Jones took Joakim Soria deep in the eighth inning for his second major-league home run. He's appeared only as a pinch hitter since he was recalled Tuesday after slashing a modest .274/.328/.417 with 11 home runs in 116 games at Triple-A Sacramento.
Jones will be recalled by the Giants on Tuesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Jones has spent most of the season with Triple-A Sacramento, slashing .274/.328/.417 with 11 homers across 116 games. He's appeared in just one game for the Giants this season after struggling to a .173/.244/.273 line across 53 games with the big club in 2017. Jones should get an opportunity to improve upon his major-league body of work as the Giants will likely look to rest Brandon Belt (knee) down the stretch with the team fading out of the playoff picture.
Jones was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
Jones was up for just one day, with Brandon Belt returning quickly from the paternity list. Jones hit a homer in his one start, but he'll likely have to await an injury before getting another opportunity.
Jones started at third base and went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-1 win over the Athletics.
Jones was called up to help replace Brandon Belt, who was placed on paternity leave Friday. The latter could return as soon as Saturday, but if he doesn't, Jones could be in line for another start against the right-handed Trevor Cahill. The 24-year-old slashed .299/.348/.447 in 81 games with Triple-A Sacramento prior to his callup, but Chase d'Arnaud's success in a backup infield role should push Jones back to minors when Belt rejoins the club.
Jones will be recalled from Triple-A Sacramento ahead of Friday's matchup against the Athletics, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Jones is in Friday's starting lineup, as he's slated to hit seventh and man the hot corner. He made 18 starts at third in 2017 for the Giants, and he'll make his season debut in the series opener against Oakland. Jones was hitting .299 with nine homers and 48 RBI through 81 games with the River Cats prior to his promotion.
Jones (hamstring) was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Jones is finally over the hamstring injury that kept him sidelined throughout Cactus League action, allowing the Giants to send him to the minors. This isn't too surprising, as Jones was a long shot to break camp with the Giants following the acquisition of Evan Longoria. The 23-year-old hit just .173/.244/.273 in 53 games in his first taste of the majors last year, so he could stand to benefit from a little more seasoning in the minors.
Jones will be sidelined for 10 days with a hamstring injury, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
Jones tweaked his hamstring earlier in camp, and the issue is apparently still bothersome enough to keep him sidelined for a little while longer. He was a long shot to break camp with the Giants following the acquisition of Evan Longoria, and the longer he remains sidelined, the more likely he'll end up on the farm to open the season.
Jones is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Jones will make his way to the bench as the Giants close out their miserable 2017 season. Pablo Sandoval will draw the start at third, batting sixth.
Jones is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Jones has struggled mightily in September, slashing .122/.182/.146 with 24 strikeouts in 44 plate appearances, so he'll head to the bench for a second straight game. Pablo Sandoval will start at third base and bat sixth in his place.
Jones is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Jones -- who is hitting just .122 during September -- will be given the day off against left-hander Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. Pablo Sandoval takes over at third base, batting seventh.
Jones is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Jones will give way to Pablo Sandoval at third base for a second straight game. This absence comes as no surprise, as the Dodgers are starting lefty Rich Hill, but Wednesday's absence was against a right-hander and that suggests the team is backtracking on its plan to give Jones more starts down the stretch. Jones is batting just .139/.205/.167 and has struck out 21 times in 36 at-bats so far in September.
Jones is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Colorado, Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News reports.
Jones heads to the bench after starting the past three games, including a 1-for-4 day at the plate during Tuesday's victory. Pablo Sandoval will man the hot corner for the series finale, while batting sixth.
Jones (illness) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
He will man third base and bat seventh against right-hander Zack Greinke after missing a few games due to illness. Jones is expected to see more time at the hot corner moving forward with Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey splitting first-base duties.
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