Sport Reds release veteran reliever Nate Jones

04:35  26 september  2020
04:35  26 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The Reds have agreed to a minor league contract with right-handed reliever Nate Jones , C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic tweets. The deal includes an invitation to big league camp. Jones would earn at a .5MM rate in the majors with up to a million more in incentives, per Mark Sheldon of MLB.com

Jones joined the list of Reds relievers to allow a homer this season, giving up a round-tripper to David Bote on Tuesday night. Jones will be included on the Reds ' Opening Day roster. The veteran right-hander joined Cincinnati as a non-roster invitee in January, and he apparently showed enough

The Reds have released right-handed reliever Nate Jones, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com was among those to report. The Reds previously designated Jones for assignment on Tuesday.

a baseball player standing on top of a grass covered field: The Cincinnati Reds released relief pitcher Nate Jones. © David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports The Cincinnati Reds released relief pitcher Nate Jones.

Jones, a native of nearby Kentucky, joined the Reds on a minor league contract in the offseason and wound up throwing 18 2/3 innings out of their bullpen this year. While the 34-year-old managed excellent strikeout and walk rates (11.09 K/9, 2.89 BB/9), averaged just under 96 mph on his fastball and posted a personal-best 15.3 percent swinging-strike rate, he was nonetheless victimized for a 6.27 ERA/5.49 FIP. A career-worst .400 batting average on balls in play helped cause Jones’ issues, though it’s worth noting he had a miserable 2020 from a Statcast perspective, including ranking in the league’s bottom one percentile in average exit velocity against.

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Right-hander Nate Jones has been told he will make the Reds ’ 30-man roster on Opening Day, as reported by multiple sources (including The Athletic’s C. Trent Rosecrans). Once Jones ’ minor league contract is officially selected by the team, he will lock in the prorated portion of a

Strickland’s release came amid a flurry of roster moves Saturday. The Nationals also let go of David Hernandez, a 34-year-old reliever who was a nonroster invitee. They optioned reliever Aaron Barrett, starters Kyle McGowin and Ben Braymer, and infielder Jake Noll to Class AAA Fresno.

Of course, it wasn’t that long ago Jones a key part of the White Sox’s bullpen. At his best, he tossed 70 2/3 innings of 2.29 ERA/2.93 FIP ball with 10.19 K/9 and 1.91 BB/9 in 2016, but a series of injuries have helped derail him since then. Jones, in fact, has only combined for a matching 70 2/3 frames over four seasons since his career campaign.

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