The Texas Rangers have acquired Nate Jones from the White Sox. In return, the White Sox recieve right-handed pitchers Joe Jarneski and Ray Castro.
We have acquired RHP Nate Jones, international slot compensation, and cash considerations from the White Sox.
Jones has been placed on the 60-day DL and will be out for the rest of the season with a right forearm injury. pic.twitter.com/ah5EkLgwvk
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) July 31, 2019
This is somewhat of a surprising trade considering Nate Jones’ season ended with an injury back in May. The 33-year-old posted a 3.48 ERA through 10 1/3 innings with Chicago this season. This is near his career ERA of 3.12 accompanied by a 1.22 WHIP. The Rangers got a solid reliever, but will have to wait until next season to use him.
Joe Jarneski is just 19 years old. He’s currently 2-0 in rookie ball with a 1.62 ERA on the season. Through 16 2/3 innings, he’s allowed just three earned runs. Jarneski is heading to Chicago with Ray Castro. Castro is a 22-year-old currently in the Foreign Rookie League. He has a 2.02 ERA this season through 35 2/3 innings pitched. Throughout his Foreign Rookie League career, he posts an impressive 1.77 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP. These two will head to the White Sox’s farm system.
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